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Boos, Martin
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(Dec 25, 1762, Huttenried near Augsburg – Aug 29, 1825, Sayn near Bendorf/Rhein) studied theology at the University of Dillingen with, among others, J.M. Sailer, with whom he remained a lifelong friend. After consecration to the priesthood in 1786, he worked as a chaplain in the Bavarian Allgäu. With a propensity for mystic piety, after an awakening, he advocated justification by faith alone and called in his preaching for a movement of “the awakened.” Consequently, the bishopric of Augsburg investigated…

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Bischof, Franz Xaver, “Boos, Martin”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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