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Calixtus, Georg
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(Dec 14, 1586, Medelby, Schleswig – Mar 19, 1656, Helmstedt). The son of the country clergyman Johannes Callisen, a Lutheran controversial theologian, irenicist and adherent of the early Enlightenment, Calixtus spoke out in favor of an ecumenical Christianity. Having grown up without the Formula of Concord or the notion of ubiquity (Omnipresence), he came to Helmstedt in 1603 as a student shaped by the ideas of Melanchthon. Calixtus acquired his knowledge of theology as an autodidact under the influence of J. Caselius and C. Martini. After receiving his Magister (16…

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Mager, Inge, “Calixtus, Georg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02694>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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