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Bader, Johannes
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(c. 1470, Zweibrücken – Aug 10 or 15, 1545, Landau). Formerly a teacher and chaplain at the court of Zweibrücken, Bader became pastor in Landau in 1518. Because of his Reformational preaching from 1522 onward, the clerical court of Speyer banned him in 1524, but the council of Landau protected him. His work influenced the education of youths (catechism of 1526) and the struggle against Anabaptism (Anabaptists). Himself an advocate of a doctrine of communion that emphasized the requirement of worthiness for the recipient, he endorsed the Wittenberg Concord in 1536. In…

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Leppin, Volker, “Bader, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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