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 (ĭ-răs′təs), Thomas Originally Thomas Lüber (or Lieber or Liebler). 1524-1583.
Swiss Protestant theologian and philosopher who opposed Calvinism and the use of excommunication as a punishment.


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Thomas, 1524–83, Swiss-German theologian.
E•ras′ti•an, adj., n.
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When it thunders, the April baby says, "There's lieber Gott scolding those angels again.
I was glad it was only kittens this time, for she had been once before this afternoon on purpose, as she informed me, sitting herself down on the grass at my feet, to ask about the lieber Gott, it being Sunday and her pious little nurse's conversation having run, as it seems, on heaven and angels.
Her questions about the lieber Gott are better left unrecorded, and I was relieved when she began about the angels.
But, then, where does lieber Gott buy their dwesses?
But you said yesterday, when I asked about lieber Gott, that you would tell about Him on Sunday, and it is Sunday.
Once upon a time there was Adam and Eva, and they had plenty of clothes, and there was no snake, and lieber Gott wasn't angry with them, and they could eat as many apples as they liked, and was happy for ever and ever--there now
23) Lieber recognized that such a claim to inspiration, if true, would surely undercut the possibility of change.
Important to the work was the fact that Lieber persuaded specialists in various fields to write for the general public.
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Lieber, born in Germany, served under Marshal Blucher at Waterloo (1815) and as a volunteer in the Greek War of Independence (1822).