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Hyperius, Andreas
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(Gerhard; Jun 16, 1511, Ypres, Flanders – Feb 1, 1564, Marburg), actually Andreas Gheeraerdts. Hyperius is an important figure in the history of the church in Hessen (so-called Hessian Melanchthon) and as an ancestor of practical theology. In the history of theology, he attests to the “serious consequences of the transition from the Reformation to orthodoxy” and is considered “a mediator between Humanism and the institutional church of the Reformation” (Krause, 1969, 265). He spent 1522–1541 journeying and studying humanism i…

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Schröder, Bernd, “Hyperius, Andreas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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