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Oecolampadius, Johannes

(Oekolampadius; Grecized from Ger. Huszgen, or Huschke, changed to Hausschein; 1482–1531). B. Weinsberg, Württemberg, Ger.; educ. Heidelberg; helped D. Erasmus* issue his ed. of the Gk. NT; influenced by M. Luther*; to Basel 1522; influenced by H. Zwingli*; held that there is a figure of speech in “body” and “blood” in the words of institution of the Lord's Supper; attended the Colloquy of Marburg 1529 (see Lutheran Confessions, A 2). Works include commentaries on OT prophets; translations of early ch. fathers. See also Reformed Confessions, A 5; Sickingen, Franz von; Switzerland, 2.

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