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Martin Bucer

While not as recognizable as contemporaries Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, or even Philipp Melanchthon, Martin Bucer’s influential role in the early Protestant Reformation may only stand behind that of Luther himself. As a parish pastor, reformer, diplomat, preacher, … Continue reading

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Johannes Bugenhagen

Known mostly as pastor of the city church in Wittenberg during the spread of the Reformation and as Luther’s own father confessor, Johannes Bugenhagen played a significant role in translating early Protestant theology into actual church practice. A humanist rather … Continue reading


Birth of Martin Bucer

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“Prelude on the Babylonian Captivity of the Church”

At the end of his German treatise, Address to the Christian Nobility (An den christlichen Adel deutscher Nation), Luther dropped a hint of what was coming next: “I know another little song about Rome and the Romanists. If their ears … Continue reading

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