Definition of Melanchthon
1. Noun. German theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560).
Generic synonyms: Theologian, Theologiser, Theologist, Theologizer
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Literary usage of Melanchthon
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1. Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century by Henry Osborn Taylor (1920)
"APPENDIX TO CHAPTER IX Melanchthon AND ZWINGLI THERE were two men very different from each other in their characters and careers, who when they met, ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"It is true, Melanchthon rejected the Augsburg Interim, which the emperor tried to ... In agreeing to various Roman usages, Melanchthon started from the ..."
3. Anne Boleyn: A Chapter of English History, 1527-1536 by Paul Friedmann (1884)
"3 Francis I. to Melanchthon, June 23, 1535, ... 1280; and G. du Bellay to Melanchthon, July 16, 1535, ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"How far the candid conciliatory spirit of Melanchthon was biassed by Luther's intolerance is ... At the diet of Augsburg (1530) Melanchthon was the leading ..."
5. Orations from Homer to William McKinley by Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1902)
"After the first Diet of Spires (1526), Melanchthon was deputed as one of the twenty-eight commissioners to visit the Reformed States and regulate the ..."
6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"After taking his doctor's degree at Tiibingen in 1514, Melanchthon won notice by ... Melanchthon did very important work towards establishing or improving ..."
7. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1911)
"Such a resurrection," he added, " will not be granted to Melanchthon. ... After occupying myself for many years with Melanchthon," he wrote, ..."
8. A History of Education by Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter (1898)
"(B.) Melanchthon. Philip Melanchthon has been honored with the title Preceptor Germanic. Excepting Luther, no other reformer did so much for education in ..."