A consequence of finitum non capax infiniti is the Reformed rejection of all fixation of the infinite in the finite: the prohibition of images instead of idolatry, commemorative Communion instead of real presence, profanation instead of magical places and things, sanctification instead of veneration of saints / early Enlightenment aspects reflected in the distinction between symbolic content and real content, in the establishment of the significat instead of the est / critique in Marburg of Luther as well / the significance of eschatology is, by contrast, positive: From the coming advent of the infinite and already present as Paul’s arrabon or “first installment” (2 Cor. 1:22; 5:5) / has led to misconception of there being no Reformed spirituality

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