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Bugenhagen, Johannes
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(Jun 24, 1485, Wollin, Pomerania – Apr 20, 1558, Wittenberg), a notable exegete and influential church organizer. He began his studies in Greifswald in 1502 and became rector of the school in Treptow in 1504. In 1509, he was ordained to the priesthood. His humanistic interests and disinclination toward scholasticism soon became evident. On the strength of his Bible studies, he was appointed to the newly established lectureship in Holy Scripture at Belbuck monastery in 1517. On the…

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Müller, Gerhard, “Bugenhagen, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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