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Fischer, Johann
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(Dec 13, 1636, Lübeck – May 17, 1705, Magdeburg). After studying in Rostock and Altdorf, Fischer became a candidate for pastoral office in Stade, where he came into conflict with Lutheran orthodoxy (II, 2.a) after translating Puritanical literature (R. Baxter). In 1667–73 he was superintendent in Sulzbach/Upper Palatinate. In 1673 Charles XI appointed him superintendent in Riga; after becoming general superintendent of Livonia in 1678, Fischer, who was friends with P.J. Spener and was initially supported by the Swedish…

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Fischer, Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07657>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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