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Chemnitz, Martin

Chemnitz or Kemnitz, Martin both: kĕm´nĭts [key], 1522–86, German Lutheran theologian. Under the tutelage of Phillip Melanchthon , he accepted and defended Lutheran doctrine, both in lecturing and in writing. Largely through his endeavors the Formula of Concord, one of the nine creeds of the Book of Concord, was adopted by the Lutherans of Saxony and Swabia.

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