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Pontoppidan, Erik

(the family name is perhaps a Latinization, by one of his ancestors, of the Ger. equivalent [Brückenstadt] for Brody, on the is. Fyn; 1698–1764). Luth. theol.; b. Aarhus, Jutland; royal chaplain 1735, prof. 1738 Copenhagen; bp. Bergen, Norw., 1748; vice-chancellor U. Copenhagen 1755. Works include Sandhed til gudfrygtighed (“Truth unto Piety”), an explanation of the SC (1737), written for use in school and confirmation instruction (see also Norway, Lutheranism in, 8).

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