32) Theodore Beza, Calvin's successor in Geneva, calls Origen "the choice tool of the devil," and the Lutheran Magdeburg Centuriators think of John Chrysostom as "the immoderate encomiast of good works.
The De verbi Dei corruptelis was Canisius's response to the Magdeburg Centuriators.
Matthew Parker, John Bale, and the Magdeburg Centuriators
As a "vital omnipresent force in the Reformation era," history, specifically ecclesiastical history, "had a more or less pronounced confessional slant, but this did not mean that all historical investigation froze into a rigid pattern," above all because of the significant contributions to historiography of the Centuriators
and of Baronius (390-91).
Any editor who, on a single opening, can contain St Mary Magdalene with Magdalens, Centuriators
of Magdeburg, Magi, Magnificat, three SS Magnus, Mahometanism (see Islam), Angelo Mai, the Maids of Kent and Orleans, Johannes Maier, a full column on Moses Maimonides, de Maistre, and Frederic William Maitland is more worthy of awe than mere admiration.
Thus we are given nice reflective pieces on Eusebius of Caesarea, Bede, the Centuriators
of Magdeburg, Baronius, Harnack, and others.