Niels Hemmingsen is the single-most important figure among the second generation of Danish reformers. A student at the Wittenberg Leucorea in the 1530s, he did not participate in the king’s introduction of a Wittenberg-style reformation in Denmark in 1536, sanctioned by the Wittenberg circle and overseen by Johannes Bugenhagen. However, he returned to his native Denmark in the early 1540s to take up a professorship of arts in Copenhagen. Until his eventual suspension from office in 1579, Hemmingsen not only expounded the Bible for future Lutheran pastors in the university but also was a close adviser to the kings of Denmark-Norway in matters legal and moral, and his works remain a significant contribution to the legal history of Lutheran Protestantism.
|Title of host publication||Law and The Christian Tradition in Scandinavia : The Writings of Great Nordic Jurists|
|Editors||Kjell Å Modéer, Helle Vogt|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|