(1542, Münnerstadt – 1606, Zerbst). Appointed superintendent in Zerbst in 1578, Amling was the leading figure in the extension of the Reformation in Anhalt along the lines proposed by Melanchthon and prince George III. Opposing strictly Lutheran theology (ubiquity of Christ's glorified body), he labored on behalf of a biblical “orthodoxy” that adopted Calvin's insights and the practice of the Palatinate for worship and doctrine (1590 elimination of exorcism; 1599 embryonic liturgy combining Luther's catechism with the Heidelberg catechism).
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Cite this pageSchröter, Christoph, “Amling, Wolfgang”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00593>
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