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Arndt, Johann
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(Dec 27, 1555, Ballenstedt or Edderitz, Anhalt – May 11, 1621, Celle). From 1575 to 1581 (?), this pastor's son studied in Helmstedt, Wittenberg (?), and in Basel and Strasbourg (without earning an academic degree) artes liberalis and medicine (influenced by Paracelsism, Paracelsus), but he did not complete a regular theological curriculum; after his ordination in 1583, he began pastoring in Anhalt (Ballenstedt, 1584 Badeborn). When a “second Reformation” among the reformed began with the abolition of exorcism at baptism, Arndt, who opposed the change, was…

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Schneider, Hans, “Arndt, Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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