Chemnitz, Martin

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Chemnitz or Kemnitz, Martin

(both: kĕm`nĭts), 1522–86, German Lutheran theologian. Under the tutelage of Phillip MelanchthonMelanchthon, Philip
, 1497–1560, German scholar and humanist. He was second only to Martin Luther as a figure in the Lutheran Reformation. His original name was Schwarzerd [Ger.,=black earth; "melanchthon" is the Greek rendering of "black earth"].
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, he accepted and defended Lutheran doctrine, both in lecturing and in writing. Largely through his endeavors the Formula of Concord, one of the nine creeds of the Book of Concord, was adopted by the Lutherans of Saxony and Swabia.
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The understanding of tradition by the sixteenth-century Lutheran theologian, Martin Chemnitz (1522-1586), for example, was perhaps the most positive and extended Lutheran articulation on the subject.
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