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Johannes Brenz (1499–1570)

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/10.1093/0195130480.003.0011
 Johannes Brenz (1499–1570)

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Johannes Brenz was one of the principal theologians for the Lutheran reform in southern Germany. In his view of church–state relations, he allowed the state to play a positive role in the internal affairs of the church, but denied it the right to define doctrine or compel its citizens to subscribe to theological orthodoxy against their own consciences.

Keywords: Brenz; church; Germany; Lutheran; Reform; state

Chapter.  3332 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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