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Piscator, Johannes
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(Fischer; Mar 27, 1546, Straßburg [Strasbourg] – Jul 26, 1625, Herborn). After studying theology at Straßburg and (from 1564) at Tübingen (M.A. 1568), in 1571 Piscator began lecturing in Straßburg, but as a Calvinist (Calvinism) had to leave in 1574. Until 1576 he taught at Heidelberg, then Siegen, Neustadt an der Hardt, and Moers. Beginning in 1584, he and C. Olevian shaped the academy in Herborn (Reformed colleges in Germany), founded to be the intellectual center of German Calvinism. His position that only Christ’s oboedientia passiva makes satisfaction for sin…

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Albrecht-Birkner, Veronika, “Piscator, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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