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Johann Jakob Herzog, a Protestant theologian, became professor of church history at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1853, which position he had to resign when he sided with the Free Church in Waadtland in its struggle for independence from the state. In 1854 he became professor of Reformed theology at the University of Erlangen, Germany. He was the founder of the Realenzyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche, which is of value even today, having been published in three editions. In it Mennonite history is given authentic treatment by Mennonite and Protestant authorities (e.g., Prof. Cramer). Other works by Herzog deserving consideration are Das Leben Oekolampads und die Reformation der Kirche zu Basel (Basel, 1843) and Die romanischen Waldenser (Halle, 1853).


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff.  Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 292.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Herzog, Johann Jakob (1805-1885)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 Mar 2015.,_Johann_Jakob_(1805-1885)&oldid=81987.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Herzog, Johann Jakob (1805-1885). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 March 2015, from,_Johann_Jakob_(1805-1885)&oldid=81987.

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