Hoffmann, Daniel
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(c. 1538, Halle/Saale – Nov 30, 1611, Wolfenbüttel), Lutheran theologian. Hoffmann was appointed professor of philosophy in Helmstedt in 1574/1576 and professor of theology in 1578. In association with V. Strigel, S. Musäus, and T. Heßhus, Hoffmann attempted to preserve the integrity of Luther's doctrine against Philippistic (P. Melanchthon) and Flacian (M. Flacius) deviations, but also, while defending the Lutheran doctrine of the Eucharist, against the “new dogma” of ubiquity (J. Andreae, A. Hunn [Hunnius]). Initially supportive of the Formula of Concord, he…

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Sparn, Walter, “Hoffmann, Daniel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09986>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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