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Bucer, Martin
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Modern research has rightly come to see in Martin Bucer (1491–1551) one of the main leaders of the Reformation. Educated at the famous Schlettstadt grammar school, he became the reformer of the imperial city of Strasbourg. Having first made an intensive, Thomistically oriented study of Scholastic theology, he then came under the lasting influence of the humanism of D. Erasmus (1469?-1536). His crucial experience, however, was his encounter with M. Luther (1483–1546) at the Heidelberg Disputation (1518), which led to his adopting a theology of justification linked to the anti-Pel…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Bucer, Martin”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B443>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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