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Reu, Johann Michael
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(Nov 16, 1869, Diebach – Oct 14, 1943, Rochester, MN), Lutheran theologian. Reu emigrated to the United States in 1889. After ten years as a pastor, he was appointed professor of systematic theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque (IA) in 1899; he taught there until his death. His enormous oeuvre made continental Lutheran theology accessible in the United States. Among his extensive works in many areas, his annotated edition of 16th-century Lutheran catechisms stands out. Through his support of graduate study and the …

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Collmar, Norbert, “Reu, Johann Michael”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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