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Roëll, Hermann Alexander
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(1653, Dolberg/Mark – Jul 12, 1718, Amsterdam), Reformed theologian. Following study in Utrecht under F. Burman (1), in Groningen under J. Alting, and in Zürich under J.H. Heidegger, Roëll became court preacher in Herford in 1679, and pastor in Leeuwarden in 1680, and in Deventer in 1682. From 1686 he taught philosophy and theology at Franeker University, and from 1704 theology in Utrecht. He was a moderate Cocceian Cartesian (J. Cocceius, R. Descartes), whose theology was based on the concept of conscientia as an innate idea that makes possible God-given know…

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Strohm, Christoph, “Roëll, Hermann Alexander”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025032>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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