(Interimists; synergists). Called Philippists because they favored the synergistic tendencies of Philpp Melanchthon* and his compromising statements of the Lord's Supper. Called Interimists because, with Melanchthon, they agreed to the Leipzig Interim (see Interim, 2), holding that it yielded to RCm only in matters that were adiaphora.* Included J. Bugenhagen,* J. Camerarius,* N. Crell,* C. Cruciger the Younger (see Cruciger, 2), P. Eber,* G. Major,* P. Melanchthon,* K. Peucer,* J. Pfeffinger,* V. Strigel.* Opponents called Gnesio-Lutherans.* See also Synergism; Synergistic Controversy.
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