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Beza, Theodore

(Théodore de Bèze; 1519–1605). Fr. humanist; Ref. leader. B. Vézelay, Fr.; d. Geneva; renounced RCm at Geneva 1548; prof. Gk. Lausanne; prof. and pastor Geneva; defended burning of Servetus;* Calvin's second self and successor; strongly opposed Luth. doctrines of Eucharist and person of Christ; a power among Huguenots; real originator of Textus* receptus; gave Cambridge Codex D; works include Vie de Calvin; Histoire ecclèsiastique des églises réformées; tr. of NT into Lat. with annotations. Completed C. Marot's* metrical Psalter. See also Bible Versions, K; Calvin, John, 7; Descen-into Hell; Dogmatics, B 5; France, 7; Goulart, Simon; Junius, Franciscus; Lafaye, Antoine; Lasitius, Johann(es); Lobwasser, Ambrosius; Manuscripts of the Bible, 3 a; Marlorat, Augustin; Marnix, Philip van; Montbeliard, Colloquy of; Music, Church; Poissy, Colloquy of; Poullain, Valérand; Reformed Churches, 2; Schmidt, Erasmus; Switzerland, 2; Taffin, Jean.

G. Friedlaender, Beiträge zur Reformationsgeschichte (Berlin, 1837); H. Heppe, Theodor Beza, in Leben und ausgewaehlte Schriften der Vaeter und Begründer der reformirten Kirche, VI (Elberfeld, 1861).

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