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Baseler Konfession

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A confession of faith compiled by Oswald Myconius which became the doctrinal basis of reform introduced at Basel in 1534; this Confession, which is sometimes called the ‘First Confession of...

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Calvinism

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

The Protestant theological system of the French Protestant theologian and reformer John Calvin (1509–64) and his successors, which develops Luther's doctrine of justification by faith alone...

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Confessions of Basle

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The [first] ‘Confession of Basle’, compiled by O. Myconius, was made the basis of the reform introduced at Basle in 1534. It represents a compromise between the positions of M. Luther and...

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Consensus Tigurinus

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

(Lat., ‘the Zurich Agreement’).

The formula of faith agreed upon in 1549 by the representatives of Protestants of French and German Switzerland. They were primarily concerned to...

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George Wishart

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(c.1513–46),

Scottish Reformer. He fled to England when charged with heresy in 1538 and travelled on the Continent. Returning to Scotland in 1543, he began active propaganda on...

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Heinrich Bullinger

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

(1504–75),

Swiss Reformer. Convinced of the primary importance of the Bible, he adopted Lutheranism and later Zwinglianism. In 1531 he succeeded U. Zwingli as the Chief Pastor at...

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