Gottfried Arnold
b. September 5, 1666 – d. May 30, 1714 • Historian • Lutheran • Theologian
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Arnold, Gottfried
Arnold, Gottfried (1666–1714), German Protestant theologian and devotional writer. A native of Annaberg in Saxony, he studied theology at *Wittenberg from 1685 to 1689, when, following the advice of P. J. *Spener, he accepted a position as private tutor at Dresden. Under Spener’s influence he experienced
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Arnold, Johann Gottfried
Arnold, Johann Gottfried, was an erratic genius, in many respects an Ishmael in the theological world of his day, who aroused controversies that did not end even at his death. He was born on the 5th of September, 1666, in Annaberg in the Saxon mountains, the son of a parochial school teacher. In 1682
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Arnold, Gottfried
Arnold, GottfriedAs a Pietist, theologian, and historian, Gottfried Arnold (1666–1714) was the key literary figure among radical German Pietists and author of the Impartial History of Churches and Heretics (1699–1700). He sets the “young Luther,” with his message of liberating faith, over against the
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Arnold, Gottfried
ARNOLD, GOTTFRIED (1666–1714)German Pietist pastor and historianBorn at Annaberg in Silesia, Arnold studied theology at Wittenberg and taught at Dresden and Giessen. He was heavily influenced by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646–1716) and even more so by Philipp Jacob Spener (1635–1705), founder of