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Clarenbach, Adolf
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(before 1500, Buscher Hof near Lennep – Sep 28, 1529, Melaten near Cologne). After completing his studies in philosophy in Cologne in 1517, Clarenbach taught ancient languages in Münster, Wesel, Osnabrück and the Berg region from 1520 onward. Influenced by humanistic positions and Luther's writings, he concentrated on the exegesis of the Bible and publicly criticized the doctrine and life of the papal church. The hostility of the old believers repeatedly drove him away from his wo…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Clarenbach, Adolf”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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