Religion Past and Present

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Czepko, Daniel

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Author(s): Roloff, Hans-Gert
[German Version] (Sep 23, 1605, Koszowice [Koschwitz], Silesia, Poland – Sep 8, 1660, Wolów [Wohlau], Silesia, Poland; ennobled to Daniel Czepko v. Reigersfeld in 1657), Protestant poet (Baroque: IV, 1). After attending Latin school in Schweidnitz (modern Swidnica, Poland), he studied medicine at Leipzig in 1623, ¶ and law at Strasbourg and Heidelberg in 1625. He spent a year as observer at the Imperial High Court in Speyer, and finally settled in Silesia in 1629. He was one of the most important poets and writers of the…

Czerski, Johann

(235 words)

Author(s): Sackers, Birgit
[German Version] (May 13, 1813, Warlubie [Warlubia, West Prussia], Poland – Dec 22, 1893, Pila [Schneide¶ mühl], Poland), German Catholic theologian. Soon after entering the diocesan seminary, Czerski was already attracted to religious liberalism. After studies at Posen (Poznan) and Gnesen (Gniezno), he was ordained priest in 1842. On account of his sermons attacking the papacy, auricular confession, the Eucharist, celibacy, etc., he was transferred for disciplinary reasons to the vi…
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