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Martin Bucer
Martin Butser
BirthplaceSélestat (Schlettstadt), Alsace

Bucer, Martin


(also Martin Butzer). Born Nov. 11, 1491, in Schlettstadt; died Feb. 28, 1551, in Cambridge. Active figure in the radical middle-class Reformation in southwest Germany.

Bucer lived in Strasbourg from 1523 to 1549. He held a prominent position in a group of higher German reformers who, while following M. Luther, at the same time were more consistently overcoming Catholicism in theology and divine service. He had an influence on J. Calvin. In 1549, Bucer moved to England, became a professor in Cambridge, and took part in the English Reformation movement.


Bornkamm, H. Martin Bucers Bedeutung. … Gütersloh, 1952. (With bibliography.)
Pollet, J. V. Martin Bucer …, vols. 1-2. Paris, 1958-62.
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547) But it was precisely the "wood, hay, and stubble" of a visible life of conformity to Christ and the commands of Scripture that Sattler insisted was an integral part of "salvation by faith," as Capito (and doubtless Bucer too) knew well.
The text was translated by Thomas Hoby (1530-1566), an Elizabethan diplomatist who (possibly in a more sober mood) also translated The Gratulation ofM Bucer .
Second, this vision is fundamentally the same as that held by those well-known architects of the Christian city, Ulrich Zwingli (Zurich), Martin Bucer (Strasbourg), and John Calvin (Geneva).
334) Michael Sattler, who began teaching and baptizing north of Zurich in the summer of 1526, reappears in the judicial record in December 1526 or early January 1527 in the city of Strasbourg, now acting as an Anabaptist leader, pleading with Bucer and Capito for the release of Anabaptist prisoners.
Certainly he employed ghost-writers and relied on intermediaries like Martin Bucer and Peter Martyr to keep abreast of Continental developments.
Ursula Buttner of Hamburg has already written a well-received book on Jewish Christian families during the Nazi era (Die Not der Juden teilen: Christlich-judische Familien im Dritten Reich [Hamburg: Christians, 1988]), while Martin Greschat of Gie[Beta]en, aside from having written some extremely informative books on Luther and Bucer, has also written widely on issues involving the connection of German Protestantism, democracy, and dictatorship in the twentieth century.
59] Even though Martin Bucer and John Eck (Luther's usual sparring partner) also wrote diatribes against Judaism, the churches of Zurich nonetheless repudiated them, along with Melanchthon and Osiander.
Having heard of the Protestant message that was similar to theirs in certain areas, the Poor sent emissaries to Farel, Bucer, and Oecolampadius, who provided them with books and answers to their questions.
James finally examines the two Protestant theologians Vermigli is known to have read while still in Italy, Zwingli and Bucer, and discovers that the versions of predestination expressed in the works available to Vermigli at that time were again less well developed and ran in directions different from Vemigli's own views.
Written by an adherent to and a disciple of what has been described as a distinctive Rhineland school of biblical interpretation, the commentaries of Martin Bucer (d.
Famous Swiss graffiti artist Stefan Bucer held a workshop in Baku.
In the Article V de iustificatione Catholic, Lutheran and Reformed theologians (Contarini, Eck, Gropper, Melanchthon, Bucer, Calvin) stated: "But this happens to no one unless also at the same time love is infused [infundatur] which heals the will so that the healed may begin to fulfil the law, just as Saint Augustine [De spir.