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Grisar, Hartmann
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(Sep 22, 1845, Koblenz – Feb 25, 1935, Innsbruck), SJ, was professor of church history in Innsbruck (1871–1895), then an independent scholar active primarily in Rome, after 1902 in Munich and after 1902 in Innsbruck. He was a leading representative of the Catholic interpretation of Luther in the first third of the 20th century. After Grisar's involvement in Vatican I in Rome, he was an emphatic proponent of the papal claim to primacy. His highly detailed studies on the trial of Ga…

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Korsch, Dietrich, “Grisar, Hartmann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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