Malvenda, Pedro de
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(c. 1505, Burgos, Spain – after 1561), important Catholic theologian of whose life little is known. In 1519 Malvenda began his studies in Paris, where in 1538 he earned a doctorate in theology. In 1540 he became chaplain at the imperial court in Spain. He took part in disputations on religion (Disputations, Religious: I) in Worms in 1541 and Regensburg in 1546, tried unsuccessfully in 1547 to win Philip of Hessen back to the Roman Church, and participated in the preparation of the Augsburg Interim (1548). In 1551/1552 he took part …

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Jung, Martin H., “Malvenda, Pedro de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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