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Kaspar (Caspar) Cruciger (also Creuziger and Creutzinger), born 1 January 1504, died 16 November 1548, was the reformer of Leipzig, Germany, professor of theology in Wittenberg and co-worker with Luther. Cruciger followed Melanchthon in his views on the Anabaptists, and together with him, Luther and Bugenhagen signed the opinion of 5 June 1536 that Landgrave Philip of Hesse had requested of the Wittenberg theologians and which advocated capital punishment for Anabaptists.

See Punishment of the Anabaptists

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon,  4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 382.

Hochhuth, W. H. "Mitteilungen aus der protestantischen Sekten-Geschichte in der hessischen Kirche." Zeitschrift für historische Theologie (1858): 560-565.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953

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Neff, Christian. (1953). Cruciger, Kaspar (1504-1548). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2017, from,_Kaspar_(1504-1548)&oldid=94283.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 743. All rights reserved.

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