Christian Cyclopedia

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(Wessel [Harmeness; Harmenss] Gansfort; Goesevoyrdt; 1st name perhaps John, originally perhaps Johann[es]; ca. 1419/20–89). “Doctor controversarium”; mystic; philos.; b. Groningen, Neth.; studied at several univs.; active in various cities, esp. Paris, Fr.; spent last yrs. in the Neth.; regarded by many as a “reformer before the Reformation” (see Reformation, Lutheran, 4). Works include Farrago rerum theologicarum uberrima; treatise on the Lord's Supper. See also Hoeck, Jakob.

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