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Grynaeus, Johann Jakob
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(Gryner; Oct 1, 1540, Bern – Aug 13, 1617, Basel) was a Protestant theologian, appointed in 1559, after studying in the University of Basel, as curate for his father, Thomas Grynaeus (1512–1564), who was chaplain of the Margrave of Baden. He received the Dr.theol. from Tübingen in 1564 and succeeded his father in Röteln in 1565. Increasingly, Grynaeus, who originally sympathized with the Lutheran doctrine of communion, turned to the Reformed understanding and away from the dogma of ubiquity (Omnipresence), probably under the influence of his father-in-law, T Erastus.…

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Sommer, Andreas Urs, “Grynaeus, Johann Jakob”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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