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Veluanus, Johannes Anastasius
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(Jan Gerritsz Versteghe; c. 1520, Stroe, Gelderland – 1570 Steeg, near Bacherach). As a priest in Garderen (from 1544), Veluanus was arrested in 1550 for preaching the Reformation. In 1553 he succeeded in escaping to the Rhineland, where he became pastor in Palatine Steeg in 1554/1555; in 1561 he was appointed superintendent for Bacharach and Kaub. In his popular works, including Der Leken Wechwyser (“Guide for the Laity,” 1554) and his Kurzer Wegweiser (publ. anonymously 1564), he encouraged an undogmatic Christianity based on the Bible; he combined …

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Veluanus, Johannes Anastasius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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