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Georg Cassander

(1513—1566)


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(1513–66),

Catholic theologian. He tried to mediate between Catholics and Protestants, advocating concessions by Catholics such as giving Communion in both kinds. In his chief work he sought to show that abuses were no sufficient reason for leaving the RC Church. In 1564 the Emp. Ferdinand I invoked his aid in the official attempt at reunion, but Cassander's endeavour to put a Catholic interpretation on the official Protestant formularies met with disapproval from both sides.

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


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