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Kirchner, Timotheus

(1533–87). B. Döllstädt, Thuringia, Ger.; Luth. pastor; deposed 1561 at Herbsleben for opposing V. Strigel's* Melanchthonianism; prof. Jena 1572; supt. Wolfenbüttel and Gandershelm; prof. Helmstedt 1576; criticized Julius* of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel for Romanizing; deposed 1579; helped prepare Apology of the Book of Concord; prof. Heidelberg 1580; deposed 1583; supt. Weimar 1584. Made the index to the Jena ed. of M. Luther's works. See also Chemnitz, Martin; Selnecker, Nikolaus; Neostadiensium admonitio.

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