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Emmanuel Schelstrate

(1649—1692)


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(1649–92),

Belgium Church historian and canonist. He became Prefect of the Vatican Library. His treatise on the disciplina arcani (1685) developed the view that the secrecy demanded by Christ, the Apostles, and their successors explained the relative weakness of the evidence for the doctrines of the Person of Christ and the sacraments in the primitive Church.

Subjects: Christianity.


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