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Stenger, Johann Melchior
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(Sep 26, 1638, Erfurt – Mar 7, 1710, Wittstock). After studying in Jena (1654), Leipzig, Wittenberg, Straßburg (Strasbourg; 1658), and Erfurt, Stenger became a deacon at the Predigerkirche in Erfurt in 1666. His terministic teaching regarding repentance and grace, for which he relied primarily on Sonthoms Güldenes Kleinod (E. Sonthom), set off the “Stenger controversy,” which precipitated a crisis in “early Erfurt Pietism” (Wallmann), which P.J. Spener unsuccessfully tried to resolve. Relieved of his office in Erfurt in 1670, he was appointed ga…

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Sträter, Udo, “Stenger, Johann Melchior”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025756>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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