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Karlstadt, Andreas Rudolf Bodenstein von
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(actually: Bodenstein; 1486, Karlstadt am Main – Dec 24, 1541, Basel) studied in Erfurt, Cologne, and Wittenberg. After ordination to the priesthood and graduation as Dr.theol. (1510), Karlstadt was appointed professor of theology in Wittenberg. His interest in law (Dr.iur.utr., 1515/1516, Rome) lent a specific character to his theology, while elements of Neoplatonism, the Kabbalah, and Humanism influenced his thinking. In 1516, Luther inspired him to engage in an intensive study of Augustine which contributed to the break with Scholasticism. At the s…

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Hasse, Hans-Peter, “Karlstadt, Andreas Rudolf Bodenstein von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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