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Olevian, Caspar
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(Aug 10, 1536, Trier–Mar 15, 1587, Herborn). Olevian came from a Roman Catholic family; c. 1557, during his study of law in France, he became a Protestant and joined the Huguenot community in Bourges. After taking his law examination, he studied in Geneva, Zürich, and Lausanne. His most important teacher was his “father in Christ,” Calvin. In 1559 Olevian became a teacher of philosophy in his home town. However, his private teaching of the catechism and his sermons aroused opposit…

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Plasger, Georg, “Olevian, Caspar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024237>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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