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Author(s): Hermle, Siegfried | Brecht, Martin
[German Version] 1. Jakob , (Mar 25, 1528, Waiblingen – Jan 7, 1590, Tübingen) in 1546 he married Johanna Entringer (died 1583); they had 18 children. In 1541 he studied in Tübingen, became deacon in 1546 (Stuttgart), was dismissed in 1548 because of the Augsburg Interim, and became a catechete in Tübingen. In 1553 he became pastor and (general) superintende…

Hahn, Johann Michael

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Author(s): Brecht, Martin
[German Version] (authentically, only Michael; Feb 2, 1758, Altdorf near Böblingen – Jan 20, 1819, Sindlingen near Herrenberg), from a peasant background and, by profession even a farm hand, became within Württembergian Pietism, under the influence of J.A. Bengel, F.C. Oetinger and P.M. Hahn, a high-profile theosophic systematician (Theosophy) and an adherent of J. Böhme, with whom he shared the constitutive experience of the central view in which God is intuitively grasped in his will to create a…

Stupperich, Robert

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Author(s): Brecht, Martin
[German Version] (Sep 13, 1904, Moscow – Sep 4, 2003, Münster), studied Protestant theology and Eastern European history in Berlin, earning his habilitation in 1940. He was awarded an honorary D.theol. in 1953. He served as a pastor in the Confessing Church under O. Dibelius, whose biography he published in 1989. His 1930 dissertation on union negotiations between Catholics and Protestants in the 1530s was pioneering. From 1946 to 1972, he taught as professor of church history in Münster; he was h…