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Sulzer, Simon
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(Sep 22, 1508, Schattenhalb, Canton Bern – Jun 22, 1585, Basel), important Swiss theologian.After studying in Bern, Lucerne, Straßburg (Strasbourg), and Basel, where he met B. Haller, O. Myconius, M. Bucer, W. Capito, and S. Grynaeus, he served initially as a teacher in Bern. In 1537 he received his M.A. at Basel. After 1536 he displayed a preference for Lutheran theology and advocated a Swiss-German confessional union. In 1538, against growing resistance, he attempted to introduc…

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Kuhn, Thomas K., “Sulzer, Simon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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