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Extra Calvinisticum
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[German Version]

In the mirror of Lutheran denominational polemics, the term designates a Reformed doctrinal decision concerning Christology which can already be identified in Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Peter Lombard, and which J. Calvin formulated in terms of the divine Logos, despite his full in-dwelling in the humanity of Christ, as also remaining outside (extra) Christ and “as in the beginning, filling the whole world” (Inst. II:13:4). The scope of this disputed doctrinal formulation became apparent in the controversy over the Eucharist (III, 1.b). If the Logos (II) can…

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Link, Christian, “Extra Calvinisticum”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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