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Westphal, Joachim

(of Hamburg) (1510–74). B. Hamburg, Ger.; educ. Wittenberg; pupil of M. Luther* and P. Melanchthon*; teacher at the Hamburg Johanneum*; lectured at Wittenberg; pastor 1541, supt. 1571 Hamburg. Held with J. Hoeck* that Christ's descent into hell was an expression of His complete humiliation and vicarious suffering; sided with M. Flacius* Illyricus in Adiaphoristic Controversy (see Adiaphoristic Controversies, 1); opposed Melanchthon and G. Major*; defended Luther's doctrine of the Lord's Supper against J. Calvin,* J. H. Bullinger,* et al. Works include Luthers Meinung von den Mitteldingen. See also Micron, Marten.

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