Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia

Speratus, Paul

(Paulus; Spret; 1484–1551). B. Rötlen, near Ellwangen, Ger.; educ. various univs.; ordained ca. 1506; active in Salzburg, (Austria) and in Dinkelsbühl and Würzburg; (both in Bavaria); held ev. views; married; fled Würzburg; expelled from Salzburg; excommunicated at Ofen. Hung.; imprisoned at Iglau and condemned to death; escaped on condition he would leave Moravia; helped M. Luther prepare 1st Prot. hymnal; castle preacher Königsberg. Luth. bp. Pomerania 1530. Hymnist. Helped prepare Luth. Prussian ch. order. Hymns include “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her.”

T. Pressel, Paul Speratus, in Leben und ausgewählte Schriften der Väter und Begründer der lutherischen Kirche, ed. J. Hartmann et al., VIII, in vol. 4 (Elberfeld, 1862).

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online