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Salmasius, Claudius

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Claude de Saumaise; Apr 15, 1588, Semur-en-Auxois, Burgundy – Sep 3, 1653, Spa), philologist and jurisprudent. Salmasius studied with I. Casaubonus in Paris and Dionysius Gothofredus (1549–1622) in Heidelberg. He quickly began publishing annotated editions and works on the history of the Early Church, rejected the papal claim of primacy, and disputed critically with the Jesuits. Since his Calvinist beliefs appeared to rule out his planned career as a civil servant in Dijon, he de…

Geuzen

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Fr. gueux, “beggar”), originally a taunt, soon the self-designation of Dutch aristocracy who opposed Spanish domination and Catholic persecutions of believers in the last third of the 16th century. The designation probably originated when one of the advisers of the Governor General, Margareta of Parma, upon being presented with a petition concerning, inter alia, the abolition of the Inquisition on Apr 5, 1566, cried out: “Voilà des beaux gueux.” The aristocracy and soon also other champions of freedom adopted this designation as ho…

Montauban

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] is now the administrative center of the Tarn et Garonne département; it became Protestant as early as 1561 on the conversion of Bishop Jean de Lettes. In 1570 the Edict of Saint-Germain-en-Laye gave it the status of a place of safety for Protestants (Huguenots: I, 1), and by the beginning of the 17th century it was, with La Rochelle, one of the most important centers of French Protestantism. A school was founded there in 1579, and then, following a resolution of the 1598 National Synod of M…

Marsay, Charles Hector de

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (1688, Paris – Feb 2, 1753, Ampleben, near Wolfenbüttel). Influenced by the writings of the quietist mystic A. Bourignon, Marsay, of a noble Huguenot family, left military service in 1711 to retire from the world and lead a contemplative life with the colony of exiles on the property of the countess of Wittgenstein at Schwarzenau, near Berleburg. After 1712 Marsay, in a spiritual marriage with Clara Elisabeth v. Callenberg, lived an unsettled life in various places as a spiritual …

Uytenbogaert (Wtenbogaert), Johannes

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Feb 11, 1556, Utrecht – Sep 4, 1644, The Hague), leader of the Dutch Remonstrants (Remonstration). Together with J. Arminius, he studied with T. Beza in Geneva from 1580 to 1584. In 1584 he was appointed pastor in Utrecht and in 1591 in The Hague, where he served as theological adviser to J. van Oldenbarnevelt and (after 1601) as court and military chaplain of Maurice of Orange. Against the orthodox Calvinists he defended the teachings of Arminius; after the latter’s death, he joined with others to compose the five articles of the Remonstratie of Jan 14, 1610, which rej…

Scholten, Johannes Henricus

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Aug 17, 1811, Vleuten, near Utrecht – Apr 10, 1885, Leiden), preacher in Meerkerk in 1840, professor in Franeker in 1840, associate professor of New Testament and dogmatics in Leiden in 1843, promoted to full professor in 1845; from 1877 professor of the philosophy of religion. Influenced by the Tübingen (I) school, Scholten wrote topical studies on the history of early Christian literature, putting historical-critical insights to use for apologetic purposes. More important for t…

Chamier, Daniel

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (1565, in the Dauphiné – Oct 17, 1621, Montauban) studied theology in Geneva (1583–1589) and, after serving as pastor in various congregations, he became his father's successor in Montélimar (c. 1595). In the negotiations about the promulgation of the Edict of Nantes (France, Huguenots), Chamier took a hard line and soon played a prominent role ¶ at several synods in France. In 1603, he became chair of the national synod in Gap, which added an article to the creed that described the pope as the Antichrist prophesied in th…

Uytenbogaert

(254 words)

Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] (Wtenbogaert), Johannes (11.2.1557 Utrecht – 4.9.1644 Den Haag), Führer der niederländischen Remonstranten (Remonstration), studierte mit J. Arminius 1580–1584 bei Th. Beza in Genf und war 1584 Pfarrer in Utrecht und 1591 in Den Haag, wo er theol. Berater J. van Oldenbarnevelts und seit 1601 auch Hof- und Feldprediger Moritz' von Oranien wurde. Im Streit mit den orth. Calvinisten verteidigte er die Lehren des Arminius und verfaßte nach dessen Tod mit anderen die fünf Artikel der …

Nethenus

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] 1.Matthias , (27.10.1618 Süchteln/Niederrhein – 9.10.1686 Herborn), wurde nach dem Besuch des Gymnasiums in Wesel (ab 1632) und des Studiums der Philos. und Theol. in Harderwijk, Deventer und Utrecht 1646 Pfarrer und Rektor in Kleve. Durch die Vermittlung G. Voetius' erhielt er 1654 einen Ruf als Prof. der Theol. in Utrecht, wurde dort aber 1662 wegen einer polemischen Schrift gegen S. Maresius im Streit um die ref. Kapitelgüter abgesetzt. Von 1669 bis zu seinem Tod war N. Prof. …

Saurin

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Saurin, Jacques (6.1.1677 Nîmes – 30.12.1730 Den Haag), ref. Prediger und Theologe, wurde nach Flucht aus Frankreich 1686 infolge der Aufhebung des Edikts von Nantes (Hugenotten: I.,1.) und nach Studium in Genf 1701 Pfarrer von Flüchtlingsgemeinden in London und seit 1705 in Den Haag. S. erlangte den Ruf eines hervorragenden Predigers und setzte sein Ansehen für die Unterstützung verfolgter Glaubensgenossen ein. Moderat orth. und der Polemik gänzlich abgeneigt, verfolgen seine Bibelauslegungen wesentlich apologetische und ethische Ziele. Christoph Str…

Saurin

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Saurin, Elias (28.8.1639 Usseaux, Dauphiné – 8.4.1703 Utrecht), wurde 1661 Pfarrer in Venterol (Drôme) und Embrun, mußte aber 1664 wegen seines ref. Bekenntnisses aus der franz. Schweiz nach Holland fliehen, wo er 1664 Pfarrer der wallonischen Gemeinde in Delft und 1670 Pfarrer in Utrecht wurde. S. wirkte an der Untersuchung gegen J. de  Labadie mit und betonte in gewisser Nähe zum Sozinianismus (Sozinianer) gegen P. Jurieu die Gewissensfreiheit. Beeinflußt von der myst. Theol. F.…

Sedan

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] . Die Stadt in den Ardennen, die im MA im Grenzbereich des franz. Königreiches und des dt. Reiches lag, wurde am Ende des 16.Jh. ein wichtiger Rückzugsort verfolgter Protestanten. Der Landesherr Henri de la Tour erhob 1601 eine seit 1579 bestehende Schule in den Rang einer ref. Akademie. Sie bestand aus einer philos., einer theol. und einer juristischen Fakultät. Nachdem 1642 die Herrschaft an Ludwig XIII. übergegangen und die Arbeit in den 60er Jahren des 17.Jh. zunehmend behind…

Reina

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Reina, Cassiodoro de (um 1520 Sevilla [?] – 15.3.1594 Frankfurt/M.). R. floh 1557 wegen ev. Auffassungen aus Spanien über die Niederlande und England nach Frankfurt/M. Von 1559 bis 1563 war er Pfarrer der ev. Spanier in London und von 1578 bis 1585 der luth. Gemeinde in Antwerpen, später lebte er meist in Frankfurt. 1569 erschien in Basel sein bedeutendstes Werk, eine span. Bibelübers. Christoph Strohm Bibliography A.G. Kinder, C. de R. Spanish Reformer of the 16th Century, 1975.

Vorstius

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] (Vorst), Konrad (19.7.1569 Köln – 29.9.1622 Tönning), arminianischer Theologe, studierte 1589–1593 in Herborn bei J. Piscator, 1593–1594 in Heidelberg sowie in Basel und Genf und wurde 1596 Prof. der Theol. am Gymnasium Illustre in Steinfurt, 1611 in Leiden. Schon früh des Sozinianismus beschuldigt, wurde er 1619 durch die Dordrechter Synode verurteilt und aus den Niederlanden ausgewiesen. Mit anderen Remonstranten (Remonstration) fand er zuletzt Zuflucht in Holstein. Neben mehrer…

Roëll

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Roëll, Hermann Alexander (1653 Dolberg, Grafschaft Mark – 12.7.1718 Amsterdam), ref. Theologe, wurde nach Studium in Utrecht bei F. Burman (1.), in Groningen bei J. Alting und in Zürich bei J.H. Heidegger 1679 Hofprediger in Herford, 1680 in Leeuwarden und 1682 Pfarrer in Deventer. Von 1686 an lehrte er an der Universität Franeker Philos. und Theol. sowie seit 1704 Theol. in Utrecht. Die Theol. des moderaten coccejanischen Cartesianers (J. Coccejus, R. Descartes) geht vom Begriff d…

Valesius

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Valesius, Heinrich (Henri de Valois; 10.9.1603 Paris – 7.5.1676 ebd.), Philologe, war nach dem Jurastudium in Bourges 1622–1624 als Parlamentsadvokat in Paris tätig, widmete sich aber seit 1630 philol. Arbeiten. 1634 erschien eine erste Edition griech. Kirchenväter, seit 1650 arbeitete er im Auftrag des franz. Episkopats an der Edition der griech. Kirchenhistoriker (Eusebius von Caesarea, 1659; Sokrates und Sozomenus, 1668; Theodoret von Cyrus und Evagrius Ponticus, 1673). Christoph Strohm Bibliography A.de Valois, De vita Henrici Valesii histori…

Quesnel

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Quesnel, Pasquier (Paschasius; 14.7.1634 Paris – 2.12.1719 Amsterdam), trat nach dem Studium der Theol. 1657 bei den Oratorianern ein, wurde 1659 Priester und 1662 Leiter des Pariser Instituts des Ordens. Bereits sein frühes, in verschiedenen Varianten erschienenes und auch in Deutschland wirkungsreiches Hauptwerk »Re´flexions morales sur le Nouveau Testament« (1668) offenbarte seine jansenistische Orientierung (Jansenismus) und führte zu zahlreichen Anfeindungen. Die Verteidigung…

Scholten

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Scholten,  Johann Heinrich (17.8.1811 Vleuten bei Utrecht – 10.4.1885 Leiden), 1837 Prediger in Meerkerk, 1840 Prof. in Franeker, 1843 a.o. Prof. und 1845 o. Prof. für NT und Dogmatik in Leiden, seit 1877 für Religionsphilos. Sch. hat unter dem Einfluß der Tübinger Schule (Tübingen: I.) einschlägige Werke zur Gesch. der urchristl. Lit. vf. und dabei hist.-krit. Zugänge apologetischen Zwecken dienstbar gemacht. Bedeutsamer für die »moderne« Richtung der niederländischen Theol. sind…

Perrot

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Perrot, Charles (1541–15.10.1608 Genf), studierte als Sohn eines Pariser Parlamentsrates vermutlich in Bourges Jura, 1564 in Genf Theol. Bis 1567 war er Pfarrer in Moens (Ain) und Genthod und seit 1567 in Genf. 1570–1572 und 1588–1592 war er Rektor der Akademie und vertrat mehrfach Th. Beza als Lehrer der Theol., bevor er 1598 selbst Theologieprof. wurde. Irenisch gesinnt, erregte er mit seiner Forderung nach Toleranz und insbes. der Abschaffung der Unterzeichnung der »Formula con…

Salmasius

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] Salmasius, Claudius (Claude de Saumaise; 15.4.1588 Semur-en-Auxois, Bourgogne – 3.9.1653 Spa), Philologe und Jurist, studierte bei I. Casaubonus in Paris und bei Dionysius Gothofredus (1549–1622) in Heidelberg. Schon früh veröff. er komm. Editionen und Werke zur Gesch. der Alten Kirche, wies den Primatsanspruch des Papstes zurück und setzte sich krit. mit den Jesuiten auseinander. Da ihm wegen seines calvinistischen Bekenntnisses die vorgesehene Beamtenlaufbahn in Dijon unmöglich …

Haemstede, Adriaen Cornelisz van

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (c. 1525, Zierikzee/Zeeland [?] – c. 1562, Emden) studied law in Leuven, was ordained priest in 1552, and assumed leadership of the Reformed congregation in Antwerp in dangerous circumstances in 1556. Having sojourned in Aachen and Emden, Haemstede pastored the expatriate Dutch congregation in London from 1559. Here, he was excommunicated by archbishop Grindal in 1560 because of his tolerant attitude toward the Anabaptists. Finally expelled from England in 1562, he again worked in…

Scaliger, Joseph Justus

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Aug 4/5, 1540 Agen, Département Lot-et-Garonne – Jan 21, 1609, Leiden). After initial instruction at home by his father, Scaliger studied in Paris, where he joined the Huguenots in 1562. From 1572 to 1574 he taught at the academy in Geneva (II), afterwards working as an independent scholar. In 1593 he was appointed to the chair of ancient languages at Leiden, succeeding J. Lipsius. Editor of many ancient works, he proved to be an outstanding textual critic. As the father of the m…

Orangeois

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] In the southern French principality of Orange, which by inheritance had come to belong to the house of Nassau-Orange, the Reformation had taken an early hold. Orange, however, lost its sovereignty in the War of the Spanish Succession, and in 1703 Louis XIV issued a decree banning the Reformed church there. Those exiled for their faith, called Orangeois, mostly settled in Brandenburg-Prussia (Burg, Halberstadt, Magdeburg and Halle), after a temporary stay in Geneva or elsewhere in …

Dohnanyi, Hans von

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Jan 1, 1902, Vienna – Apr 9/17, 1945, Sachsenhausen). The jurist Hans v. Dohnanyi's almost uninterrupted career at the Reich Ministry of Justice began in 1929. From 1934 to 1938, he served as head of its Bureau of Ministry. In this position of trust, he was able to furnish the Confessing Church with important information about the church policies of the National Socialists …

Franeker

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] Franeker, principal town in the district of Franekeradeel in the Dutch province of Friesland. In 1585, the governor of Friesland, Count William Louis of Nassau, founded the second university in the northern Netherlands (after Leiden, 1575) with faculties of theology, law, the arts, and (from 1589) medicine. As a result of the attendance of numerous students from western Germany, Hungary, and the Scandinavian countries, the university attained European stature during the 17th centu…

Ruchat, Abraham

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Sep 15, 1678, Vevey, Vaud – Sep 28, 1750, Lausanne). After studies in Bern, Berlin, and Leiden, Ruchat was appointed pastor in Aubonne in 1709, then in Rolle in 1716. In 1721 he was appointed professor of literature and in 1733 professor of theology in Lausanne. In 1727/1728 he published a Histoire de la réformation de la Suisse (6 vols., covering 1516–1536). His life work, an Histoire générale de la Suisse (to 1516), was never published. His works, based on meticulous archival research but still written with an apologetic aim, made him the father …

Nethenus

(335 words)

Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] 1. Matthias (Oct 27, 1618, Süchteln on the Lower Rhine – Oct 9, 1686, Herborn). After attending secondary school in Wesel from 1632, Nethenus studied philosophy and theology in Harderwijk, Deventer, and Utrecht. In 1646 he became pastor and headmaster in Kleve. Through the good offices of G. Voetius he was called in 1654 to be professor of theology in Utrecht, but in 1662 he was removed from office because of a polemical writing against S. Maresius in the controversy over the proper…

Gentile, Valentino

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Gentilis; c. 1520 Cosenza, Calabria – Sep 10, 1566, Bern), a humanist, joined the Italian refugee community in Geneva after his flight from Italy in 1557. Under the influence of M. Gribaldi, he ¶ criticized the church's doctrine of the Trinity and, thus, came into conflict with the Genevan authorities. His rejection of the scholastic concept of substance and his intensive involvement with the church fathers led him to a subordinationist understanding of the Trinity. The Father alone is the source of deity and the…

Maresius (des Marets), Samuel

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Aug 9, 1599, Oisemont, Picardy – May 18, 1673, Groningen). After studying in Paris, Saumur, and Geneva, Maresius became a pastor in Laon in 1620 and in Falaise in 1624. Appointed professor at Sedan in 1625, he went to Maastricht as a Walloon pastor in 1631; in 1636 to went on to 's-Hertogenbosch and finally was appointed professor in Groningen in 1643, where he also became a pastor in 1652. His works are mostly in the area of controversial theology. Until 1636 his primary target …

Leiden, University

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] Wishing that the formation of pastors and jurists should not be left to the Catholic University of Leuven, William of Orange founded the first university of the northern Netherlands in Leiden in 1575. In addition to the theological and juridical fields of study, departments of philosophy and literature as well as medicine were also planned. From the very beginning, the university was characterized by a strong orientation to Humanism (III) and Calvinism. The Humanist philologists J…

Trelcatius

(173 words)

Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] 1. Lucas the Elder (1542, Erin, near Douai – Aug 28, 1602, Leiden), Reformed theologian. After studying at Paris and stays in London, Lille, Brussels, and Antwerp, in 1585 he was appointed pastor of the French congregation in Leiden; in 1587 he was also appointed professor of theology at the University of Leiden. Christoph Strohm Bibliography Works: see 2 below. On Trelcatius: A. Eekhof, De theologische faculteit te Leiden in de 17de eeuw, 1921 (Dutch) H.L. Clotz, Hochschule für Holland. Die Universität Leiden im Spannungsfeld zwischen Provinz, Stadt und K…

Junius, Franciscus, the Elder

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (du Jon; May 1, 1545, Bourges – Oct 13, 1602, Leiden). After studying law in Bourges and theology in Geneva with T. Beza, Junius became the French preacher in Antwerp in 1565 and in the Electoral Palatinate in 1567. There, from 1573 onward, he collaborated with I. Tremellius on a Latin translation of the Old Testament. In 1576, he became professor of theology in Neustadt an der Haardt, in ¶ 1584 in Heidelberg and in 1592 in Leiden. With his Eirenicum de pace ecclesiae catholicae (first in Fr., 1593), written for Henry IV of France, which proposed a Gallican model…

Alting

(383 words)

Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] 1. Menso (Nov 9, 1541, Eelde an der Drenthe near Groningen – Oct 7, 1612, Emden) studied in Cologne and, after converting to the Reformed Church in 1565, theology in Heidelberg. Active primarily as a preacher in the Netherlands and, from 1567 on, in the Rhineland, his chief activity from 1575 onward lay in Emden as preacher and Praeses of the Coetus of …

Du Moulin, Pierre

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Molinaeus; Oct 16 or 18, 1568, Castle Buhy en Vexin – Mar 10, 1658, Sedan) studied at the Protestant academy in Sedan; became a tutor in England in 1588; was professor of Greek language and philosophy in Leiden, 1592–1598; and pastored the Reformed congregation in Charenton near Paris, 1599–1620. From 1621 until his death, he was preacher and …

Groningen, University of

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] The Rijksuniversiteit Groningen was established by the provinces on Nov 26, 1612 as the third university in the northern Netherlands following Leiden (1575) and Franeker (1585) and was opened on Aug 23, 1614 in a former monastery. It included chairs for theology, law, medicine, philosophy, history and mathematics. The first rector was the Calvinist East-Frisian historian, Ubo Emmius (1547– 1625). Through many foreign students and outstanding scholars, the university gained a lofty…

Sartorius, Jakob

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Schröder; c. 1560, Schönfließ, Brandenburg – 1626, Großen-Englis, Hesse), Reformed theologian. Pastor in Rietberg since 1585, he was expelled by Paderborn Jesuits in 1607 and later became pastor in Ropperhausen (Hesse). His 1606 Brennende Fackel attacking the Jesuits has not survived. His Kurzer, doch gründlicher Bericht, published in 1612, describes his shift from Lutheranism to Calvinism, although he is at pains to point out what they have in common. Christoph Strohm Bibliography F. Flaskamp, “Jakob Sartorius,” AKuG 45, 1963, 313–333.

Saurin, Jacques

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] (Jan 6, 1677, Nîmes – Dec 30, 1730, The Hague), Reformed preacher and theologian. After fleeing from France in 1686 following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (Huguenots: I, 1) and studying in Geneva, he became a pastor of refugee congregations in London, then after 1705 in The Hague. He gained a reputation as an outstanding preacher and used it in support of persecuted coreligionists. Moderately orthodox and totally averse to polemic, his biblical interpretations were primarily in the service of apologetic and ethical goals. Christoph Strohm Bibliography Works i…

Reformierter Bund

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Author(s): Strohm, Christoph | Schilberg, Arno
[German Version] I. History The Reformed League (Reformierter Bund) was founded in August 1884 at a conference in Marburg commemorating the 400th anniversary of Zwingli’s birth; as a registered association, its purpose was defined as “preservation and cultivation of the goods and bounties of the Reformed Church.” It was conceived as a loose association of churches, congregations, and individual members, seeking to strengthen Reformed identity in light of the Lutheran preponderance in Germany, which…

Reformierter Bund

(875 words)

Author(s): Strohm, Christoph | Schilberg, Arno
[English Version] I. Geschichte Der Ref. B. wurde im August 1884 auf einer anläßlich des 400. Geburtstags Zwinglis abgehaltenen Tagung in Marburg als eingetragener Verein »zur Wahrung und Pflege der Güter und Gaben der ref. Kirche« gegründet. Er war gedacht als lockerer Zusammenschluß von Kirchen, Gemeinden und Kirchenmitgliedern, die ref. Identität angesichts des gerade im Zusammenhang des 400. Geburtstags Luthers 1883 als bedrängend wahrgenommenen luth. Übergewichts in Deutschland zu stärken such…

Zehntabgaben

(1,540 words)

Author(s): Hutter, Manfred | Otto, Eckart | Reichman, Ronen | Strohm, Christoph
[English Version] I. ReligionsgeschichtlichAbgaben eines Teiles des Gewinns an die Götter sind aus den Rel. des AO und der klassischen Antike bekannt und ausgehend vom AT (z.B. Lev 27,32f.; 1Sam 8,15) kennen das Judentum und das Christentum Z. (s.u. III., IV.). Auch die in einem erweiterten Sinn in der bibl. Tradition stehende »Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage« (Mormonen) greift diese Vorstellung im Buch Mormon auf (vgl. Alma 13,14f.), begründet sie aber neu durch eine Offenbarung…

Tithing

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Author(s): Hutter, Manfred | Otto, Eckart | Reichman, Ronen | Strohm, Christoph
[German Version] I. History of Religion Instances in which a certain share of a person’s gains were ceded to the gods are known from the religions of the ancient Near East and of Classical Antiquity; on the evidence of the Old Testament (e.g. Lev 27:32f.; 1 Sam 8:15), Judaism and Christianity were also familiar with tithing (see III, IV below). Even the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), which only cultivates a loose relationship to biblical tradition, takes up this notion in the B…

Zins

(3,316 words)

Author(s): Grundmann, Stefan | Bayer, Stefan | Schneider, Helmuth | Kessler, Rainer | Strohm, Christoph | Et al.
[English Version] I. Zum BegriffDer Begriff Z. geht zurück auf census (lat. Steuerkataster). Konzeptuell dem heutigen Z. vergleichbar sind jedoch erst die ma. censuales oder censuarii, (anfangs noch abhängige) »Zinsleute«, die dem Herrn für die Nutzung von Land periodisch Abgaben entrichteten. Der Z. mochte hier noch immer eine (hoheitliche) Abgabe sein, entscheidend war jetzt jedoch erstmals und blieb seitdem: die Zahlung für die Nutzungsüberlassung, typischerweise periodisch, stets nutzungszeitab…

Decalogue

(5,698 words)

Author(s): Otto, Eckart | Reeg, Gottfried | Sänger, Dieter | Strohm, Christoph | Andersen, Svend | Et al.
[German Version] I. Old Testament – II. Judaism – III. New Testament – IV. Church History – V. Dogmatics and Ethics – VI. Practical Theology I. Old Testament The designation Decalogue (“ten words”) for the series of ten commandments derives from the Greek translation of the Hebrew ʾaśeret haddebārîm (δεκάλογος “ten words”). It is employed in late deuteronomic theory in Deut 10:4 for the Decalogue, in Deut 5:6–21 and by the post-dtr. redaction of the …

Reformierte Kirchen

(8,355 words)

Author(s): Busch, Eberhard | Plasger, Georg | Strohm, Christoph | Guder, Darrell | Veddeler, Berend | Et al.
[English Version] I. Geschichtlich und konfessionskundlich 1.Begriff Aus programmatischen theol. Gründen lehnten die ref. K. die Fremdbez. »calvinistische Kirchen« ab. Sie bezeichneten sich selbst als ref. K., weil sie sich nicht als neue Kirchentümer neben der einen, hl. Kirche verstanden, sondern als deren Glied, aber als Glied einer nach dem Gotteswort der Hl. Schrift erneuerten Kirche. Darum vermieden sie in ihrer Selbstbez. Bezüge auf einen theol. Stifter oder einen bestimmten Entstehungsort. Di…

Interest

(3,846 words)

Author(s): Grundmann, Stefan | Bayer, Stefan | Schneider, Helmuth | Kessler, Rainer | Strohm, Christoph | Et al.
[German Version] I. Concept – II. Legal Aspects – III. Economics – IV. Non-Christian Antiquity – V. Bible – VI. Christianity – VII. Judaism – VIII. Islam I. Concept Interest is payment in exchange for a right of use or exploitation, typically on a temporary basis and always agreed for a fixed period of time. Money later gained increasing importance as an object of lending and now occupies a dominant position, although other items or rights remain possible as objects of lending, as for example rent. In economics (see III below), this mutual commitment between the conferral…

Reformed Churches

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Author(s): Busch, Eberhard | Plasger, Georg | Strohm, Christoph | Guder, Darrell | Veddeler, Berend | Et al.
[German Version] I. History and Theology 1. Terminology. For programmatic theological reasons, the Reformed churches rejected the exonym Calvinist churches. They referred to themselves as Reformed churches because they did not think of themselves as new churchdoms alongside the one holy church but as a part of that church, albeit as part of it renewed according to God’s Word in Holy Scripture. In speaking of themselves, therefore, they eschewed references to a theological founder or a particular place of origin. The 17th-century formula ecclesia reformata semper reformanda means …

Reformation

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Author(s): Wendebourg, Dorothea | Schilling, Johannes | Strohm, Christoph | Null, John Ashley | Prankel, Dieter | Et al.
1. Historischer Überblick 1.1. Begriff und neuzeitliche Deutung R. (von lat. reformatio, ›Wiederherstellung‹, ›Umgestaltung‹) ist seit der Mitte des 19. Jh.s spezieller Terminus für die eine Seite jener Vorgänge, durch die im 16. Jh. die westl. Christenheit in mehrere einander antagonistische Konfessionskirchen auseinandertrat; sein Antonym, welches die andere Seite bezeichnet, ist Gegen-R. Zuvor hatte der Begriff die allgemeine Bedeutung von Reform. So begegnet reformatio bzw. die zugrundeliegende verbale Form reformare in den kirchl. und polit. Reformbewegungen…

Martyr

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Author(s): Beinhauer-Köhler, Bärbel | Wischmeyer, Wolfgang | Köpf, Ulrich | Strohm, Christoph | Hauptmann, Peter | Et al.
[German Version] I. History of Religion – II. The Early Church – III. Middle Ages, Reformation, Counter-reformation – IV. The Modern Period – V. Martyrs of the Orthodox Church – VI. Judaism – VII. Islam – VIII. Missiology I. History of Religion The term martyrium (Greek μαρτύριον/ martúrion) was coined in early Christianity, where it denotes a self-sacrificial death in religious conflict as a witness to faith Historical and systematic references are found in many contexts, in which comparable terms imply something slightly different. For example, the Islamic šahīd, “witness…

Peace

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Author(s): Schmidt-Leukel, Perry | Otto, Eckart | Wengst, Klaus | Strohm, Christoph | Link, Christian | Et al.
[German Version] I. Religious Studies Peace (negatively: absence of fighting and war; positively: security, wellbeing, and harmony) is considered desirable in all traditional religions, although they also have their specific legitimations of war. In archaic religions, peace is primarily related to the community and understood as a present reality. However, from the beginning of the Christian era, religious developments produced stronger differentiations. Peace is no longer seen as a social phenomenon…
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