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Zimmermann, Johann Hans Jakob
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(Dec 10, 1695, Zürich – Nov 30, 1756, Zürich), the son of a Zürich surgeon, rejected the dominant Reformed orthodoxy even while he was receiving his theological training in Zürich. His interest in representatives of “rational” orthodoxy (S. Werenfels, J.A. Turrettini, J.F. Ostervald)and Arminians (P. van Limborch and J. Clericus)raised suspicions of Arminianism. In 1718 he was accepted into the Zürich clericus, but he was sent to Bremen to be trained in the theology of J. Cocceius. Two years later, he returned to his na…

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Kuhn, Thomas K., “Zimmermann, Johann Hans Jakob”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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