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Rechenberg, Adam
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(Sep 7, 1642, Leipsdorf, Saxony – Oct 22, 1721, Leipzig). After studying philosophy, history, and theology, Rechenberg began teaching in 1665 at the University of Leipzig; in 1677 he was appointed professor of philology and history. Through his fourth marriage (1686), to P.J. Spener’s eldest daughter Susann Catharina, he had close ties with Pietism. His appointment to succeed J.B. Carpzov (2) as professor of theology in 1699 effected a reversal in the attitude of the Leipzig theological faculty, which had been hostile to Pietism. His 1700 disputation De gratiae revo…

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Rechenberg, Adam”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024853>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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