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Böhmer, Justus Henning
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(Jan 29, 1674, Hanover – Sep 29, 1749, Halle). The jurist Justus Boehmer, son of a lawyer, began his studies in Jena in 1693; in 1697 he went on to study at Rinteln and then at Halle, where he was a student of C. Thomasius and Samuel Stryk. In 1701 he became a full professor at Halle; in 1711 he moved to Magdeburg, where he became director of the university in 1731 and chancellor of the Duchy of Magdeburg in 1743. Boehmer's work covered almost all the fields of law, but he concentrated on ecclesiastical law. Here he was influenced by the Pietism of P.J. Spener, taking particular acco…

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Döring, Detlef, “Böhmer, Justus Henning”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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