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Bengel, Johann Albrecht
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(Jun 24, 1687, Winnenden – Nov 2, 1752, Stuttgart). The teacher, pastor, and later prelate and consistorial councilor is the most important Württembergian Pietist of the 18th century. His contributions to exegesis and to New Testament text criticism and his chiliastic theory (Millenarianism) are significant. He exerted influence through writings and, indirectly, through numerous students. Bengel was the son of a pastor and, through the agency of his godfather David Wendelin Spindler, came into contact with radical Pietism in 1693–1703. As a student in Tübi…

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Jung, Martin H., “Bengel, Johann Albrecht”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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