Martin Bucer

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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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Over the next two decades, Cranmer worked hard to transform the English church by placing English translations of the Bible in every church, compiling the English prayer book and installing continental Protestant intellectuals like Martin Bucer and Peter Martyr Vermigli in important teaching positions at Oxford and Cambridge.
In fact, Strasbourg's Reformation even had its own protagonist: Martin Bucer, a former Dominican monk, who established himself as the chief Reformation officer in the city shortly after his arrival in 1523.
The theological elite of the times had gathered there: Luther, who had come from Wittenberg with Philip Melanchthon, Zwingli came from Zurich and Martin Bucer from Strasbourg, Justus Jonas from Saxony, other theologians, secular confessors and military men.
The third volume covers correspondence from the years 1532 through 1536, which culminated in the Wittenberg Concord, a compromise negotiated by Capito and his colleague Martin Bucer between the Lutheran and Reformed churches.
English Reformers, beginning with Nicholas Ridley and Thomas Cranmer, were aided by the Polish John a Lasco, the German Martin Bucer, and the Italian Peter Martyr Vermigli.
The famous and well-documented life and death of Michael Sattler, friend and dialogue partner to Martin Bucer from Strasbourg and former Benedictine prior and author of the first Anabaptist Confession of Faith of Schleitheim, (4) illustrates well the essence of the Anabaptist dissent.
The Reformer Martin Bucer (1491-1551) wrote, "Children should be encouraged to enter the best profession, and the best profession is the one which brings most profit to neighbors.
In this respect, she calls attention to a defense of "honest playing" written by Martin Bucer (103).
Yet, he was obviously well versed in Latin and ancient history, and knowledgeable enough about contemporary issues of theology to work with Martin Bucer.
O mesmo ja nao pode dizer-se de Martin Bucer e Sebastian Castelio, igualmente grandes biblistas do campo da Reforma.
Martin Bucer is regarded by both Lutherans and the Reformed as a doctor of the church.
This time it was by Martin Bucer in Strasbourg; he came armed with the story of Jonah and urged Calvin not to flee from the task set before him by God.