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Helmbold, Ludwig
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(Jan [Feb] 13, 1532, Mühlhausen – Apr 8, 1598, Mühlhausen), poet and theologian. Helmbold worked as professor and dean at the university in Erfurt, and simultaneously as the co-rector of the Protestant Ratsgymnasium. Ousted by Catholic forces in 1570, he worked in his home town as teacher, pastor, and, after 1586, as superintendent. Helmbold's life and poems manifest a vital, self-defensive Lutheranism, centered around the theology of justification and based on the Bible and doctrine. Helmbold cast the Lutheran catechism, the Augsburg Confession and the Sunday…

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Bunners, Christian, “Helmbold, Ludwig”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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