We’re big on “Reformed Irenicism” around here. Do we have it now? Maybe, I dunno. Did we have it before? Yes, at least sometimes. We can catch a glimpse of what it looked like in the 16th century in the case of one of its most significant sons, the Italian Protestant Peter Martyr Vermigli. Herewith some notes on Vermigli’s career and connections from Marvin W. Anderson’s entry on him in vol. 3 of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation.
Think about that list for a second.
No, really: think about it.
None of this, incidentally, means that Vermigli was a latitudinarian, as his disputes with Stephen Gardiner and Johannes Brenz demonstrate. The fact that he drew the lines differently from many in the modern world does not make him an indifferentist.