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Swiss Students and Faculty at the University of Heidelberg, 1518–1622

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This chapter analyzes the demographic history of the Swiss students and faculty of the University of Heidelberg. Swiss faculty members Thomas Erastus, Johann Jakob Grynaeus, and later Johann Heinrich Hottinger played crucial roles in establishing, consolidating, and reigniting the Reformed confession. In the early sixteenth century, Switzerland was much more on the receiving end of intellectual talent from Heidelberg than vice versa. Reformed Christianity and pervasive Swiss influence would blossom fully in the reign of Frederick III the Pious. Frederick's transition from a moderate Lutheran understanding of the Lord's Supper to a Reformed one was marked by various steps in the years from 1559 to 1564. The general trends of Swiss enrollments are manifest and closely parallel the political fortunes of the Reformed Protestantism in the Palatinate. The prominence of educated dynasties of Protestant pastors was an unintended outcome of Luther's revolutionary movement.

Keywords: Luther's revolutionary movement; reformed confession; Swiss faculty members; Swiss students; University of Heidelberg



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