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Bucanus, Wilhelm
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(du Buc, Guillaume; born Rouen, died Lausanne, 1603). After 23 years as a pastor and superintendent in Yverdon, Bucanus was appointed professor of theology at Lausanne in 1591. He died before he could accept an appointment to the academy at Saumur. His importance for French Protestantism comes from his Institutiones, planned as a textbook, which expounds the teaching of Calvinistic orthodoxy. They were circulated posthumously through an English translation, expanded by the addition of a tract on The Practise of Papists against Protestant Princes; because of thei…

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Dingel, Irene, “Bucanus, Wilhelm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02462>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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