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Helding, Michael
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(1506, Langenenslingen – Sep 30, 1561, Vienna) studied in Tübingen and, as an M.A. (1528), became headmaster of the cathedral school (1531), cathedral priest (1533), and suffragan bishop (1537) in Mainz, where he was awarded a Dr.theol. in 1543. Helding took part in the religious disputations (I; 1540, 1546, 1557) and in the Council of Trent (I) in 1545/1546, during which he called for systematic reforms in order to prevent a complete secession of the German church. He acted as the spokesman of Roman Catholic theology at the…

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Schneider, Bernd Christian, “Helding, Michael”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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