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Volz, Paul
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(before 1480, Offenburg – Jul 6, 1544, Straßburg [Strasbourg]), monastic Humanist and Straßburg preacher. After attending school in Schlettstadt (Sélestat), he joined the Benedictines in Schuttern (part of the Bursfelde congregation since 1489). In 1495 he began to study in Tübingen, earning his M.A. in 1499, after which he became librarian and historian of Schuttern Abbey. In 1512 he became abbot of Hugshofen (Honcourt) near Schlettstadt, charged to implement the Bursfelde reform. He belonged to a group of Humanists associated with J. Wimpfeling and Beatus Rhe…

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Scheible, Heinz, “Volz, Paul”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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