“Constitutional humanity” is a materialist stance regarding human persons. It is an anthropological position that stands counter the normal idea that people have “souls.” At the same time, it is a position striving to avoid better or worse a materialist reductionist stance. Such would teach people are only material accidents. Corcoran is a theist; overall, he is closer to “scientism” than the popular Thomas Negel a secularist who also seeks a reductionist alternative but favors telic arguments.
John Calvin’s Beliefs about the purpose and function of the Lord’s Supper as a Christian Sacrament aimed to retain mystery but avoid overstatement. While some have made him infamous for his uncompromising attitudes, in reality Calvin sought a middle-ground between the Real Presence and Memorial camps.