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Kaspar Schwenkfeld von Ossig

Kaspar Schwenkfeld von Ossig (1490-1561) was a Protestant spiritualist[?](?).

A nobleman from Liegnitz, he was one of the earliest promoters of the Reformation in Silesia, he came to Reformation principles through Muntzer[?] and Karlstadt[?]. However he developed his own principles and fell out with Luther over the eucharistic controversy (1524). He had his own views on the sacraments - the Heavenly Flesh doctrine. He founded a new sect, which was outlawed in Germany, but his ideas influenced Anabaptism[?], Puritanism in England and the Pietistic Movement[?] on mainland Europe.



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