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Ostervald, Jean Frédéric
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(Nov 24, 1663, Neuchâtel – Apr 14, 1747, Neuchâtel), son of a Neuchâtel minister. Ostervald studied theology in Orléans, Paris, and Saumur, graduated in 1683, became a deacon in 1686, and in 1699 a Reformed minister in Neuchâtel. On his own initiative he taught students embarking on theological studies, his goal being a comprehensive reformation. He was considered the most influential Neuchâtel theologian and preacher of his time. His reforms focused especially on dogmatics and et…

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Kuhn, Thomas K., “Ostervald, Jean Frédéric”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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