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Clarenbach, Adolf

(ca. 1500–29). Ref. martyr with Anabap. tendencies. Humanist. Studied at Münster and Cologne; conrector at Wesel 1524; banned; taught Lat. and NT at Osnabrück 1525; banished and went to Lennep 1527. Wrote dogmatic treatise with polemic against Rome. Rejected law; held that faith, hope, and love alone are truth. Arrested at Cologne April 3, 1528; in prison with P. Fliesteden* and burned with him September 28, 1529. Some scholars regard him as Waldensian, others as Luth.

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