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Agricola Johann

Agricola, Johann, originally named Schneider, was born at Eisleben in Saxony, 1492. He formed a friendship with Luther at Wittenberg, but later on broke off his attachment to the reformer, who maintained that the Ten Commandments were binding on Christians, whereas Agricola absolved them from any obligation to the Mosaic law. The sect that adopted this view became known as Antinomians. Its founder died in 1566, leaving behind him many theological works and an interesting collection of German proverbs.