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Published in Reformation & Renaissance Review: Journal of the Society for Reformation Studies, 3:1&2 (June & December 2001), pp. 108–124. Copyright © 2002 The Continuum Publishing Group Ltd. Used by permission. R&RR homepage: http://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/main.asp?jref=19


Martin Bucer’s theology is perhaps the most difficult of all the major reformers to characterize because of its evolving nature. Although there are certainly fundamental features that remained constant through his career, what makes Bucer so unusual and so fascinating is the evolution of his thought as he worked out the implications of those fundamental beliefs and their specific applications over his years of experience as pastor, teacher and church organizer.

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