Der erste Schweizer Druck von Johann Arndts "Wahrem Christentum" von 1616

Urs B. Leu


Researchers working on Johann Arndt have known for some time of a Zurich imprint of the first book of his True Christianity, which appeared in 1616, but the printing history of this imprint has been completely unknown. The book was published by a previously unknown bookseller named Johann Balthasar Beugger. In this article, his identity is illuminated and his affiliation with the Schwenckfeldians is demonstrated.


Johann Arndt; Johann Balthasar Beugger; printing history; Schwenckfeldianism; Pietism

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