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Rosenbach, Johann Georg
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(Jan 1678 Heidelberg – Apr 4, 1747, Ebersdorf), a spur-maker’s apprentice who became a radical Pietist, grew up in Heilbronn; in 1701 he was converted by the notary Johann Adam Raab in Erlangen. After his conversion, he worked as an itinerant preacher in Franconia and Württemberg. His time in the Nuremberg territory led to the so-called Rosenbach Affair (1703/1707), a literary controversy over soteriology and ecclesiology. In 1705 he went to Halle and then Berlin, where he joined …

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Weigelt, Horst, “Rosenbach, Johann Georg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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