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Elers, Heinrich Julius
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(Jun 28, 1667, Bardowick near Lüneburg – Sep 13, 1728, Halle/Saale), already at school (Lüneburg 1688) and as a theology student (1689 Leipzig) was a friend and supporter of A.H. Francke, on whose side he was involved in Pietistic disputes (Pietism: I, 1). From 1690 to1694 he was an informant in Arnstadt; he was imprisoned in 1694 and expelled for founding conventicles and teaching sometimes radical pietistic doctrines; he was instructor in Muskau 1694–1696. In 1697, he was initially the preceptor at Francke's orphanage…

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Sträter, Udo, “Elers, Heinrich Julius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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