A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Calixtins

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CALIXTINS, a branch of the Hussites, in Bohemia and Moravia, in the fifteenth century. The principal point in which they differed from the church of Rome, was the use of the chalice, (calix,) or communicating in both kinds. Calixtins was also a name given to those among the Lutherans, who followed the opinions of George Calixtus, a celebrated divine in the seventeenth century, who endeavoured to unite the Romish, Lutheran, and Calvinistic churches in the bonds of charity and mutual benevolence, taking the apostle's creed as his foundation of union.[1]

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Broughton, vol. i. p. 192. Mosheim. vol. iv. p. 450, 451.