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Johannes Coccejus
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Biography

Johannes Coccejus was born in Bremen as Johann Coch. He studied languages, philosophy and theology in Bremen, and after 1626 in Franeker. In 1630, he became a professor at the Gymnasium Illustre in Bremen, where he taught ‘sacred philology’, concentrating on Greek and Hebrew. In 1650, he moved to Leiden.

As a Calvinist theologian, he attempted to stay in touch with humanist trends in church and society, often showing m…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “Johannes Coccejus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_28196>
First published online: 2015



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