Johann Bugenhagen


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Lutheran theologian. He played a leading part in the organization of Lutheran Church life in N. Germany and Denmark. The ‘Brunswick Church Order’ of 1528 was mainly his work. In 1537 he went to Denmark; here he rearranged ecclesiastical affairs on a Protestant basis, himself consecrating seven men as superintendents or ‘bishops’. The Danish Church thus lost the Apostolic Succession.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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