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Paltz, Johann von
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(Johann Jeuser [= gun-founder]; c. 1445, Trier – 1511m, Mülheim [today Ehrenbreitstein]), OESA, theologian, monastic reformer, indulgence preacher, and religious writer. Until 1505 Erfurt was the center of his activity. He studied there from 1462 to 1467, earning an M.A.; he then entered an Augustinian monastery, where he came under the theological influence of Johannes v. Dorsten. He did not begin formal study of theology until Dorsten’s death in 1481. In 1483, having earned his doctorate, he was appointed to th…

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Weinbrenner, Ralph, “Paltz, Johann von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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