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Ammersbach, Heinrich
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(1632, Halberstadt – Jul 17, 1691, Halberstadt). In 1658, after studying at Jena, Ammersbach was chosen to be pastor in Halberstadt. He held this office throughout his lifetime. Beginning in the early 1660s, he published – mostly at his own expense and often using the pseudonym Heinrich Hansen or Christian Warner – a steady stream of polemics attacking the unchristian life of the congregations and the orthodox pastors. His fight against “late repentance” marks him as a harbinger of the Terministic Controversy. He edited and translated earlier texts criticizing…

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Sträter, Udo, “Ammersbach, Heinrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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