CRUCIGER, KASPAR, 1504-1548.
Kaspar Cruciger letter, 1544

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cruciger, Kaspar, 1504-1548.
Title: Kaspar Cruciger letter, 1544
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 138
Extent: 0.1 cubic ft. (1 oversize folder)
Abstract:Contains one letter by Cruciger to Veit Dietrich, pastor of St. Sebald’s Church at Nuremberg.
Language:Materials entirely in Italian.

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The Kaspar Cruciger letter is digitized and available on the Pitts Theology Library website.

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Part of the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection of Pitts Theology Library.


[after identification of item(s)], Kaspar Cruciger Letter, Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Joan S. Clemens, 1996.

Processed from accession number 97-005.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Kasper Cruciger was a reformed scholar who served as Martin Luther’s secretary at many of the significant theological discussions in the early to mid sixteenth century. Born in Leipsic on January 1, 1504, Cruciger studied theology with Luther and Philipp Melanchthon. He taught at St. John’s School in Magdeburg from 1525 to 1528. Cruciger returned to Wittenberg in 1528 where he was a professor and minister at the Schlosskirche until his death on November 16, 1548. One of the scholar’s most notable contributions to the study of Reformation history was his preservation in shorthand of many of Luther’s lectures and sermons.

Scope and Content Note

This letter was written by Cruciger on July 8, 1544 to Veit Dietrich, pastor of St. Sebald’s Church at Nuremberg. In the letter Cruciger discussed personal matters related to himself, Dietrich, Martin Luther, and Philipp Melanchthon. He also writes about the collection of Luther’s sermons he and Dietrich were to publish together in the following year.

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1 1 Manuscript letter, 1544.