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Hardt, Hermann von der
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(Nov 15, 1660, Melle – Feb 28, 1746, Helmstedt), became assistant professor and member of the Pietist Collegium Philobiblicum in Leipzig in 1687 and studied in Dresden with P.J. Spener, who regarded him as his closest confidant among the young Pietists. In the fall of 1687, together with A.H. Francke, he began further exegetical studies with C.H. Sandhagen in Lüneburg. He became secretary to Duke Rudolph August of Braunschweig in 1688 and became entangled in the beginning Pietist controversies during his stay in Hamburg. Hardt w…

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vom Orde, Klaus, “Hardt, Hermann von der”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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