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Kaspar (Caspar) Cruciger (also Creuziger and Creutzinger), born 1 January 1504, died 16 November 1548, was the reformer of Leipzig, Germany, professor of theology in Wittenberg and co-worker with Luther. Cruciger followed Melanchthon in his views on the Anabaptists, and together with him, Luther and Bugenhagen signed the opinion of 5 June 1536 that Landgrave Philip of Hesse had requested of the Wittenberg theologians and which advocated capital punishment for Anabaptists.

See Punishment of the Anabaptists


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon,  4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 382.

Hochhuth, W. H. "Mitteilungen aus der protestantischen Sekten-Geschichte in der hessischen Kirche." Zeitschrift für historische Theologie (1858): 560-565.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953

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