Rurer, Hans (d. 1542)

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Hans (Johann) Rurer (d. 1542) returned to Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany, as chaplain in 1528 after a brief service at the Liegnitz academy, one of the pillars of the young church in Brandenburg and Ansbach, a capable church inspector and theological councilor to Margrave George, and highly regarded in the learned circles of the town. In 1542 his son Christoph received a scholarship from the Ansbach Stift, both Christoph and his brother having in 1540 received a scholarship of thirty two guilders—an indication of their father's importance. It was his duty to assist at many Anabaptist examinations. He carried out this role so humanely that the conversion of Anabaptists by pastoral conversation was considered to be his particular gift. Frequently Rurer was sent to other places for this purpose, as for example to Rothenburg on the Tauber.


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Author(s) Eberhard Teufel
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1118. All rights reserved.

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