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Layritz, Friedrich
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(Lairitz; Jan 30, 1808, Nemmersdorf – Mar 18, 1859, Unterschwaningen), Lutheran theologian and hymnologist. After studying theology and philosophy in Leipzig (Dr.phil. 1829) and Erlangen, where he was tutor at the faculty theology from 1833 to 1837, Layritz served as a parish priest in Merkendorf-Hirschlach, Bayreuth (St. Georgen), and Unterschwaningen. In a programmatic “Open Missive” and the edition of compilations of church hymns, Layritz spoke out for a revival of church music…

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Brüske, Gunda, “Layritz, Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12713>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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