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Hafenreffer, Matthias
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(Jun 24, 1561, Lorch – Oct 22, 1619, Tübingen) studied philosophy and theology in Tübingen and became a deacon in Herrenberg in 1586, pastor in Ehningen in 1588, and court preacher and consistorial counselor in Stuttgart in 1590. He received his doctorate in theology and became professor of theology in Tübingen (1592) and then chancellor (1617) and provost of the university. He was an important representative of post-Concord Lutheran theology. In contrast to J. Kepler, who valued him as a teacher, Hafenreffer pushed for the unconditional implementation …

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Hafenreffer, Matthias”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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