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1. Caspar

(the Elder; Jan 1, 1504, Leipzig – Nov 16, 1548, Wittenberg) studied in Leipzig (1513–1523) and Wittenberg, and became preacher and schoolmaster in Magdeburg in 1525. Returning to Wittenberg in 1528, he earned his doctorate in 1533. As professor of theology and collaborator of Luther (Bible revision, printing of sermons, edition of Luther's works) and Melanchthon (Disputations, Religious; Augsburg Interim), he sparked off a dispute over justification in 1536, when he called for repentance and good deeds.…

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Jung, Martin H., “Cruciger”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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