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Calixtus George

Calixtus, George, theologian, was born in 1586 in Sleswick. In 1614 he became professor of theology in Helmstedt University - an appointment that be was in danger of losing when, at the religious conference of Thorn, in 1645, he was accused of apostacy. He wrote against celibacy, and advocated the amalgamation of Catholics and Protestants on the basis of the Apostles' Creed, which he strove to show embodied facts common to all Christian sects.