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THE PROVENANCE OF JOHN CALVIN'S EMPHASIS ON THE ...

THE PROVENANCE OF JOHN CALVIN'S EMPHASIS ON THE ...

Sue A. Rozeboom the

Sue A. Rozeboom the provenance—the impetus, the derivation, or source—of Calvin's emphasis on the role of the Holy Spirit with regard to believers' participation in the Lord's Supper, and, further, his particular expression of that emphasis? With due caution regarding the difficulty of discerning the provenance of any particular element of his thought, this study offers a consideration of 1) Calvin's early doctrine of the Trinity, 2) the thought of several of his contemporaries, and 3) his patristic references on this point. In the end, Calvin's emphasis is suggested to be his assimilation of elements deriving from each of these three resources. Finally, Calvin's liturgy is considered, since it exhibits a failure on his part to assimilate his pneumatological emphasis liturgically and euchologically.

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  • Page 7 and 8: CONTENTS Acknowledgments...........
  • Page 9 and 10: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am deeply indebte
  • Page 11 and 12: ABBREVIATIONS BDS Bucer, Deutsche S
  • Page 13 and 14: INTRODUCTION With respect to one of
  • Page 15 and 16: and secondary source material to my
  • Page 17 and 18: among humanists who dwell deeply on
  • Page 19 and 20: of the Greek Fathers for whom the i
  • Page 21 and 22: Optima ineundae concordiae ratio (1
  • Page 23 and 24: in the Supper," 13 Calvin refers to
  • Page 25 and 26: To make his point even more forthri
  • Page 27 and 28: I come to close quarters at once wi
  • Page 29 and 30: ends. 33 Read critically it becomes
  • Page 31 and 32: purpose, 'My flesh is meat indeed,'
  • Page 33 and 34: eality" (rei exhibitionem). 51 That
  • Page 35 and 36: themselves, because of their "natur
  • Page 37 and 38: locally present on earth, at least
  • Page 39 and 40: that there is a medium between thes
  • Page 41 and 42: another to receive." 85 The "nature
  • Page 43 and 44: the mouth of faith, 91 are truly fe
  • Page 45 and 46: concordiae ratio of 1560, "raises u
  • Page 47 and 48: 1.4 Coda under the symbols of bread
  • Page 49 and 50: CHAPTER 2 A STUDY OF CALVIN'S REFER
  • Page 51 and 52: a historical development." 108 As J
  • Page 53 and 54: The chapter itself unfolds as a chr
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    instructs us by his Word, confirms

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    and blood in the Supper, he does no

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    In light of his first treatment of

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    y which under bread and wine he rep

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    under the bread, or of the blood un

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    participation we are fed on eternal

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    François Gilmont conclude, "If it

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    enclosed under some corruptible ele

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    paragraphs before in this very trea

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    preaching, as far as God uses the i

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    moved and our souls opened for the

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    ody, spirit, and soul with him. The

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    In this passage Calvin concerns him

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    order that they might truly receive

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    minister and catechumen. He publish

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    exert his energy (virtutem) by his

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    same year Calvin published a liturg

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    the vital role of the Holy Spirit w

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    communicated in the sacrament, and

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    (per spiritum), even although it is

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    sacramentally, is Calvin's emphasis

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    The nub of disagreement between Cal

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    are three: "that the signs are not

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    seemingly conceded the use of the t

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    Spirit still figures as the "agent"

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    truly fulfils what he figures, he t

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    CHAPTER 3 A NARRATIVE, BIOGRAPHICAL

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    with another, one must not simply i

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    Paris were reading, appreciating, a

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    Faculty and Parlement censured Berq

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    devotio moderna" who longed for his

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    Beyond the foregoing detail, little

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    "brilliant classical scholar" 332 o

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    oyally endowed lectures in the 'thr

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    In May 1532, Calvin returned to Orl

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    writes: "Like most of the humanists

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    possibility exists, to which father

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    which offered scholars opportunitie

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    Oecolampadius' death in 1531 (just

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    communes theologici, the first edit

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    What of patristic influence? Lane t

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    open repudiation of the "papist" in

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    the churches and the destruction of

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    defended the evangelical position,

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    to his complete vilification by the

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    is wholly due to "the secret and mi

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    intention of devoting himself once

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    Among medievals: Calvin cites Thoma

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    whether positive or negative, of Me

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    sources—the exegesis of Origen, 4

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    placing loci into their commentarie

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    "confluence" of humanistic and scho

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    And, of course, Calvin seems to hav

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    specifically refers include Bernard

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    By now, an emphasis on the Holy Spi

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    traditions, rather than by way of h

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    subsequent early expressions (prepa

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    distinguished Calvin's earliest ins

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    sacraments" as seals of promises).

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    that "a static view of the eucharis

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    Supper between the publication of t

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    Davis continues just a little on: O

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    Chrysostom and published it in one

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    It was in a sermon which Erasmus ha

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    Like van't Spijker, Wendel claims d

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    up again the question of the proven

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    CHAPTER 5 ASSIMILATION: CALVIN'S DO

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    when Calvin concerns himself with "

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    the Lord's Prayer, and the Sacramen

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    creation, "we are never to doubt or

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    We are persuaded that there is for

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    Here, the "efficacy" of the Spirit

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    length. While the doctrine of the T

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    Calvin's Trinitarian conception of

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    … our faith receives from baptism

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    the Godhead into itself. Now who do

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    As noted in Chapter 2, Calvin inter

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    Calvin broaches the conception of d

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    with respect to the person and work

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    In his exposition of the confession

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    So Christ, the Son, is appointed by

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    us to seal the gift of a thing invi

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    himself, not the Spirit, but Christ

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    Spirit He consecrates us as temples

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    This is evident from Calvin's prefa

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    CHAPTER 6 ASSIMILATION: THE THOUGHT

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    integrate his ideas into a powerful

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    Bourges. 694 So it is not unlikely,

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    Luther's own doctrine of the Lord's

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    Luther's doctrine of the Lord's Sup

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    Supper of 1528, 718 Luther employs

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    proof that only a spiritual eating,

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    ifurcation of these two views, not

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    The point is then, that although Ca

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    naturally'—vere et efficaciter ex

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    Therefore just as the word is an in

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    eading them." 760 Given its context

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    this view in his definition of the

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    the contemplation of faith" (adesse

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    doctrine as an argument for Christ'

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    physically." This fact seemingly mi

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    He then proceeds to his exegetical

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    sharers in all his blessings." 800

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    century. 808 Oecolampadius had been

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    Oecolampadius' treatment of the sac

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    The extent to which Calvin had acce

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    Clearly Oecolampadius is concerned

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    Calvin's thought and expression is

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    faithfully defending his predecesso

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    which, being received spiritually b

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    sacraments, as signs of things sign

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    espect to the sacraments, at least

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    eliever, operatio spiritu sancti. A

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    The Zwinglian, even "Karlstadtian,"

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    judiciously, distinguished his thou

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    Bucer and Capito given that it was

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    might have been picked up from Bren

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    "Lutheran-leaning," or, as Amy Nels

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    Confessionis Augustanae (1530), 912

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    Spirit might incite confusion, migh

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    signified. Christ himself is encoun

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    The 1537 Synod of Bern was called,

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    This is the confession Bucer ratifi

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    Lausanne, but also the Pays de Vaud

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    the disputation, the Lord's Supper

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    By esprit, Viret is presumably spea

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    ecepvoir de grace en son corps et e

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    thought, though never in a direct q

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    1542, when he edited for publicatio

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    efers to the Spirit as the nexus be

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    Now, it cannot be declared definiti

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    Charybdis of Zwingli's spiritualist

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    Since Calvin's early interest in th

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    "Calvin's use of the fathers (espec

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    . . . quando hoc beneficii per spir

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    the Spirit as the vinculum 1013 —

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    Interestingly, in his presentation

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    is likely spurious, its preparer be

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    Once again Calvin's signature expla

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    of the Institutio, and the expressi

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    Even though such an expression is n

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    Throughout the dialog between the K

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    himself." So Butin, for one among o

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    sacramental is equivalent merely to

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    Spirit is not expressed in Augustin

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    Ratramnus were monks at the Benedic

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    as the papal legate designated to p

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    Lord's Supper and Ratramnus'. 1089

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    Here, as in the passage above, Ratr

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    theological tradition of the church

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    8.1 Calvin's Liturgy: Context and C

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    himself and printed in Strasbourg i

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    On the day of the Lord's Supper, th

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    himself invites us to His Table: th

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    one "disposes" one's soul "to be no

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    edition of his Institutio, "suggest

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    Their content is likewise distinct.

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    lavishness of God's "peace, grace,

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    Bürki suggests. And yet such a ric

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    Bucer's rhetorical set-up of this c

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    truly be for us the communion of Hi

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    in true childlike trust, and always

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    "Gott sei gelobet" or a psalm, afte

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    The prayer of confession immediatel

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    Calvin's Genevan and Strasbourg rub

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    not only Germany, but also the Neth

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    However, given their thematic struc

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    For all their resonance, though, it

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    disposition could subscribe to it,

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    and beyond? 1213 What is the measur

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    CONCLUSION The front matter of this

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    expositions of the sacrament—pres

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    uniquely ordained for such proclama

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    Institutio christianae religionis,

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    Hazlett, W. Ian P. "Calvin's Latin

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    -----. "Confession on the Eucharist

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    -----. De Trinitate, translated by

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    Battles, Ford Lewis. "The Sources o

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    -----. Revelation, Redemption, and

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    Farge, Benjamin W. Orthodoxy and Re

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    Guggisberg, Hans R. Basel in the Si

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    Koopmans, J. Het oudkerkelijk dogma

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    Macy, Gary. The Theologies of the E

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    Neuser, Wilhelm H., and Brian G. Ar

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    Partee, Charles. "Farel's Influence

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    ------. "Philip Melanchthon." In Re

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    van Stam, Frans Pieter. "Das Verhä

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