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Encyclopedia > Caspar Creuziger

Caspar Creuziger (born January 1,1504 in Leipzig, died November 16,1548 in Wittenberg), was a German Humanist [1], Professor of Theology at the University of Wittenberg, Preacher at the Castle Church (Wittenberg, Germany), secretary to[2]. and worked with Martin Luther to revise Luther's German Bible translation.[3] (help· info) [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... Statue of Martin Luther in the main square Wittenberg, officially [Die] Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a town in Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony-Anhalt, at 12° 59 E, 51° 51 N, on the Elbe river. ... Humanism is a system of thought that defines a socio-political doctrine (-ism) whose bounds exceed those of locally developed cultures, to include all of humanity and all issues common to human beings. ... The Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg is located in the German cities of Halle, Saxony-Anhalt and Wittenberg. ... Wittenberg, officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a town in Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony-Anhalt, at 12°59 east, 51°51 north. ... Luther at age 46 (Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1529) The Luther seal Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German theologian, an Augustinian monk[1] and an ecclesiastical reformer whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions. ...


Early Life

Creuziger entered the University of Leipzig at age 12, where he studied under Peter Mosellanus. The outbreak of the plague drove him to Wittenberg in 1521, where he completed his studies in the Hebrew language. [4] The University of Leipzig (Universität Leipzig), located in Leipzig in the Free State and former Kingdom of Saxony, is one of the oldest universities in Europe. ...


In 1525, he became Rector at Magdeburg's Johannnisschule. He was called to the faculties of Philosophy and Theology at Wittenberg in 1528, where he lectured in both disciplines, preached at the Castle Church and wrote faculty opinions. He received his doctorate from Wittenberg in 1533. He continued to teach exegesis, dogmatics and edited instructional materials. During these years, Martin Luther included him in the reformer's circle of translators, who assisted him in revising the German Bible version.[5] View of Magdeburg with the cathedral, from the tower of the Johanniskirche. ... This article discusses textual hermeneutics. ...

In 1539, Creuziger assisted Leipzig introduce reforms. He served as a delegate to theological convocations at Hagenau, Worms and Regensburg. When other theologians fled the Schmalkald War, he remained at his post.[6] Haguenau (German: Hagenau) is a commune of northeastern France, in the Bas-Rhin département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Worm can refer to: The worm, a collection of animal phyla. ... Regensburg (English formerly Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona) is a city (population 150,212 in 2004) in Bavaria, south-east Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. ... The Schmalkaldic League was a defensive league of Protestant princes in the Holy Roman Empire in the mid-16th century. ...

Creuziger also edited the Wittenberg edition of Luther's Works[7] and helped to draft the Leipzig Interim.[8].


  1. ^ "Cruciger, Caspar," in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, ed. Hans J. Hillerbrand (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 1:456.
  2. ^ Christian Cyclopedia
  3. ^ "Creuziger, Caspar," Leipzig Lexikon (Leipzig: TDG, 1998)
  4. ^ Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, 456.
  5. ^ Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, 457.
  6. ^ Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, 457.
  7. ^ Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, 457.
  8. ^ "Cruciger," Christian Cyclopedia, eds. Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson.(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2000).


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