John Calvin, the Church, and the Eucharist

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John Calvin, the Church, and the Eucharist

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In the past, Calvin’s Eucharistic doctrine was studied almost exclusively against the background of the Lutheran and Zwinglian controversies. However his initial Eucharistic position and his initial polemics are more specifically anti-Roman than anti-Lutheran. Therefore one cannot understand Calvin’s Eucharistic doctrine, even in its definitive form, if one confines oneself to the anti-Lutheran and anti-Zwinglian writings, even if these writings, taken quantitatively, far exceed those of his anti-Roman polemics. It goes without saying that neither can the controversies with the Lutherans and the Zwinglians be neglected in any appraisal of Calvin’s Eucharistic doctrine. The 1559 edition of the Institutes gives the definitive form of Calvin’s doctrine. This book limits itself to Calvin’s doctrine as found in this edition. [adapted from the Introduction]

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Princeton University Press

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1967

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Princeton University Press

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Princeton, NJ

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John Calvin, the Church, and the Eucharist

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