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.
The Westminster Confession Ch. 32 is a place the document shows its age. Agreeing with the Confession or not, the investigation of its world view is enlightening. The writers made decent arguments; their world view was colored by an anthropology that has increasingly been challenged.