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 (mə-lăngk′thən, mā-länKH′tôn), Philipp Originally Philipp Schwarzerd. 1497-1560.
German theologian and a leader of the German Reformation. A friend of Martin Luther, he wrote Loci Communes (1521), the first extensive treatise on Protestant doctrine.
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(məˈlæŋkθən; German meˈlançtɔn)
(Biography) Philipp (ˈfiːlɪp). original surname Schwarzerd. 1497–1560, German Protestant reformer. His Loci Communes (1521) was the first systematic presentation of Protestant theology and in the Augsburg Confession (1530) he stated the faith of the Lutheran churches. He also reformed the German educational system
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(məˈlæŋk θən)

Philipp (Philipp Schwarzert), 1497–1560, German Protestant reformer.
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Noun1.Melanchthon - German theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560)Melanchthon - German theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560)
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Philip Melanchthon, some time ago, wrote a commentary upon the "Batrachomyomachia," and proved that the poet's object was to excite a distaste for sedition.
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Shelburne, Ontario, Canada, July 03, 2018 --( "Ed Roman is a man of many talents, and most of them have some relationship to where he lives right on the border of Melanchthon and Shelburne.
In July 1547, Melanchthon and his family were war refugees.
A Historic Encounter: Melanchthon and the Wurttemberg Theologians
We can read in this book what Muntzer had to say about the theology of Luther and Melanchthon, with the implied admission that what we are reading is polemics, but we are not introduced to the "real" theology of Luther and Melanchthon in 1523-1524.
Among the topics are German theologians and the Jews in the 15th century, Philip Melanchthon, Calvin, Andreas Osiander, Anthonius Margaritha on the "whole Jewish faith:" a 16th-century convert from Judaism and his depiction of the Jewish religion, visual representations of Jews and Judaism in 16th-century Germany, Jewish responses to Christianity in Reformation Germany, and German Jewish printing in the Reformation era 1530-1633.
offers considerable evidence from key 16th-century texts (the Augsburg Confession, the Large and Small Catechisms, among others) that Luther and Melanchthon both saw character formation and pursuit of a moral life to be important tasks for the church and all individual Christians, arguing that the law served a purpose broader than simply exposing human sinfulness and our need for God's mercy: the law could also give shape and content to the life of discipleship to which those justified by grace are called.
Martin Luther demonstrated this principle as he wrote to a perhaps too timid, young Philip Melanchthon: "If you are a preacher of Grace, then preach a true, not a fictitious grace: if grace is true, you must bear a true and not a fictitious sin.