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Callenberg, Johann Heinrich
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(Jan 12, 1694, Molschleben near Gotha – Jul 16, 1760, Halle on the Saale). From humble origins, Callenberg was given a pietistic upbringing at the Gotha Gymnasium under G. Vockerodt. He began studying oriental languages and theology at Halle on the Saale in 1715. In the 1720s, he was commissioned by A.H. Francke to author a multivolume church history, in which he gave particular attention to the historical background of Pietism (manuscript preserved in the archives of the Franckesche Stiftungen in Halle). In 1727, he became associate professor of th…

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Bochinger, Christoph, “Callenberg, Johann Heinrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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