Martin Bucer

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Martin Bucer
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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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Against him were not only the English bishops but also the "foreign divines" then resident -- Peter Martyr in Oxford and Martin Bucer in Cambridge.
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While many of their institutional features were modeled after the Genevan church and were shaped by Calvin's ideas, the ecclesiological views of Martin Bucer, Pierre Viret, and John a Lasco were also important influences, as were the institutional models provided by the early Reformed churches in the Pays de Vaud and the refugee churches of Strasbourg and London.
Under Martyr's direction and mentorship, Zanchi engaged in daily exposition of the Scriptures and became acquainted with the works of such leading Reformation figures as Martin Bucer (1491-1551), Philip Melancthon (1497-1560), Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575), and John Calvin (1509-1564).
Despite his seniority and superior academic credentials, as evangelical Reformer in Strasbourg over most of the last two decades of his life, Capito was overshadowed by his younger colleague Martin Bucer.