|Adolph Clarenbach, Peter Flysteden|
Even the current Wikipedia article says this of Clarenbach (as of Jan. 20, 2015):
In 1525 he was driven from Osnabrück, Büderich and Elberfeld, also because of his open adherence to the teachings of Martin Luther.So we see once again that the "Church History" of today's LC-MS is often suspect, whether from Robert Kolb or Erwin Lueker... or whoever. But not so from Pastor C.J. Hermann Fick of the old (German) Missouri Synod (from the "German Lutheranism of the American frontier"), who was a much better Church Historian than either Kolb or Lueker. And the report of Clarenbach in Wikipedia is more Lutheran than the LC-MS Christian Cyclopedia! — And for true Christian scholars, I am adding a translation of Fick's sources under the Annotations section, with hyperlinks to most of Fick's sources.
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It seems I have picked the better Lutheran scholar in Hermann Fick to teach me about the truly Lutheran martyrs. So I must largely bypass modern scholars to get the true Lutheran history.
I may at a later day begin to serialize the full 50 page history. For now, I plan to move on to the shorter histories. In the next Part 12: Voes & Esch, by a special guest author...