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Andreas Osiander (1498–1552)

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings

Second edition

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130485
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130480.003.0009
 Andreas Osiander (1498–1552)

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Andreas Osiander was one of the leading figures in the establishment of the Lutheran Reformation in the city of Nuremberg, though he left during the Leipzig Interim to move first to Breslau and finally to Königsberg in East Prussia. He is best known for his attack on Melanchthon's understanding of forensic justification and his acceptance of a supralapsarian Christology. Justification rested in Osiander's view on union with Christ and the actual transformation of the believer that occurs through such a union.

Keywords: Christ; Christology; justification; Leipzig Interim; Melanchthon; Osiander

Chapter.  2895 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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