Vadianus

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Vadianus

 

(latinized name of Joachim von Watt). Born 1483 or 1484 in Saint Gallen; died Apr. 8, 1551, in Saint Gallen. Leader of the Swiss Reformation, humanist, physician.

Burgomaster of Saint Gallen beginning in 1526, Vadianus took part there in furthering the Reformation in the spirit of H. Zwingli; he persecuted the Anabaptists.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Texts that are easily accessible in modern works like the editions of Amerbach, Bucer, Luther, Vadianus, and other prominent scholars are summarized here but not translated, a decision that is debatable but that admittedly kept an already large project from expanding to possibly unmanageable proportions.
However, quite remarkably, the author admits that Tertullian and Augustine can be ambiguous on the matter, and his candid admission that the testimonies of the Fathers are weak on the Eucharist stands in opposition to Cranmer's public confidence, such as we see in his letter to Vadianus. (For a full discussion of this passage and its relation to the Commonplace Books see below.)