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Jonas, Justus
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(originally Jodocus Koch; Jun 5, 1493, Nordhausen – Oct 9, 1555, Eisfeld), Reformer. Around 1519, this jurist, who had been won for Humanism by H.E. Hessus and K. Muth, heeded the advice of Erasmus and turned to theology. At the same time, as rector of the University of Erfurt (II), he advocated a humanistic reform of the curriculum. Jonas joined the Reformation in 1521 when he accompanied Luther to the Diet of Worms. Appointed provost of the Wittenberg Allerheiligenstift in the same year and awarded the Dr.theol. there, Jonas …

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Jonas, Justus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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