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Zell, Katharina and Matthäus
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(Katharina, née Schütz: 1497/1498, Straßburg [Strasbourg] – Sep 5, 1562, Straßburg; Matthäus: 1477, Kaysersberg – Jan 9, 1548, Straßburg). Matthäus, from 1518 a priest in Straßburg, became the city’s first clergyman to preach the Reformation in 1521; in 1523 he published his Christliche Verantwortung to justify his actions against accusations of heresy made by the bishop. He was an eloquent preacher, but as a theologian he stood in the shadow of M. Bucer, W. Capito, and K. Hedio. Late in 1523, he married Katharina Schütz, the d…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Zell, Katharina and Matthäus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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