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Weigel, Valentin
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Weigel, Valentin, * 1533 (Grossenhain (Saxony)), † 12 Jun 1588 (Zschopau (Saxony))

Lutheran pastor and author of writings of a critical, theoretical, theological, and devotional character. The son of commoner parents, Weigel depended upon princely patronage to attend an elite Latin school and subsequently studied theology at the Universities of Leipzig and Wittenberg, possibly also teaching briefly at the latter. In 1567 Weigel was ordained as a pastor, a position he held in the Saxon city of Zschopau from …

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Weeks, Andrew, “Weigel, Valentin”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_375>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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