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Müntzer, Thomas
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Little is known about the early life of the radical reformer and theologian Thomas Müntzer (ca. 1489–1525), who was born in Stolberg, Thuringia. The first reliable witness to his life is his 1506 matriculation entry at the University of Leipzig. He was definitely enrolled in the University of Frankfurt an der Oder in 1512, from which he probably graduated. After ordination in the Halberstadt Diocese, he was active as a minister in Brunswick, though he also had a sinecure in Aschersleben. He apparently studied…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Müntzer, Thomas”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M900>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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