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Wittich, Christoph
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(Oct 7, 1625, Brieg – May 19, 1687, Leiden), Reformed theologian. Initially he studied law and later theology in Bremen, Groningen, and Leiden, where he was introduced to the philosophy of R. Descartes. In 1650 he was appointed professor of philosophy at Herborn and in 1652 pastor in Duisburg; in 1655 he became professor of theology at Nijmwegen and in 1671 at Leiden, where he adopted the covenant theology of J. Cocceius. His attempt to reconcile Reformed theology with Cartesianism brought him repeatedly into conflict with the ecclesiastical authorities. His Theologia …

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Strohm, Christoph, “Wittich, Christoph”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026407>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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