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Edelmann, Johann Christian
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(Jul 9, 1698, Weißenfels – Feb 15, 1767, Berlin), student of theology in Jena (1720–1724, under J.F. Buddeus and J.G. Walch [1]) and tutor (1724–1734, in Vienna, Dresden, et alibi). Influenced by G. Arnold, Edelmann sought contact with various (radical) Pietist communities, such as the Gichtelians (J.G. Gichtel) and Herrnhut Brethren (after 1735; Bohemian and Moravian Brethren). In 1736, he accepted J.H. Haug's invitation to collaborate on the Berleburg Bible (as the translator of 2 Tim, Tit, Phlm). In several writings, Edelmann developed a …

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Edelmann, Johann Christian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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