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Valentin Weigel (1533-88), a Protestant pastor in Zschoppau, [[Saxony|Saxony]], [[Germany|Germany]]. His important writings, which did not become generally known until after his death, reveal a remarkable similarity in spirit to [[Tauler, Johann (ca. 1330-1361)|Tauler]] and [[Franck, Sebastian (1499-1543)|Sebastian Franck]]. They had a strong influence upon Jakob Böhme, [[Arnold, Gottfried (1666-1714)|Gottfried Arnold]], and [[Arndt, Johann (1555-1621)|Johannes Arndt]]. His ideas are closely related to those of the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptists]] and he is therefore often erroneously reckoned among them. (See [[Spiritualism|Spiritualists]].)
 
Valentin Weigel (1533-88), a Protestant pastor in Zschoppau, [[Saxony|Saxony]], [[Germany|Germany]]. His important writings, which did not become generally known until after his death, reveal a remarkable similarity in spirit to [[Tauler, Johann (ca. 1330-1361)|Tauler]] and [[Franck, Sebastian (1499-1543)|Sebastian Franck]]. They had a strong influence upon Jakob Böhme, [[Arnold, Gottfried (1666-1714)|Gottfried Arnold]], and [[Arndt, Johann (1555-1621)|Johannes Arndt]]. His ideas are closely related to those of the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptists]] and he is therefore often erroneously reckoned among them. (See [[Spiritualism|Spiritualists]].)
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.
 
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Valentin Weigel (1533-88), a Protestant pastor in Zschoppau, Saxony, Germany. His important writings, which did not become generally known until after his death, reveal a remarkable similarity in spirit to Tauler and Sebastian Franck. They had a strong influence upon Jakob Böhme, Gottfried Arnold, and Johannes Arndt. His ideas are closely related to those of the Anabaptists and he is therefore often erroneously reckoned among them. (See Spiritualists.)

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


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Weigel, Valentin (1533-1588)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Weigel,_Valentin_(1533-1588)&oldid=111233.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Weigel, Valentin (1533-1588). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Weigel,_Valentin_(1533-1588)&oldid=111233.




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