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Caspar Olevian (1536-1587), Reformed theologian in Germany active as Calvinist leader, at Heidelberg 1560-1576, at Berlenburg 1576-1584, and at Herborn 1584-1587. He was coauthor of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and active in the introduction of Reformed doctrine, polity, and discipline in the Palatinate and Wittgenstein.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Olevian, Caspar (1536-1587)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Oct 2014.,_Caspar_(1536-1587)&oldid=83754.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Olevian, Caspar (1536-1587). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 October 2014, from,_Caspar_(1536-1587)&oldid=83754.

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