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Mayer, Johann Friedrich
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(Dec 6, 1650, Leipzig – Mar 30, 1712, Stettin). After his studies in Leipzig and Strasbourg, he became Saturday preacher in Leipzig in 1672, superintendent in Leisnig in 1673, superintendent in Grimma in 1678, and fourth professor of theology in Wittenberg in 1684. From 1686, he was principal pastor at St. Jakobi in Hamburg, and at the same time professor in Kiel; in 1701, he was appointed professor in Greifswald and Swedish general superintendent of Western Pomerania. Even if posterity remembers him only as the “hammerer of heretics and pietists” (malleus haereticoru…

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Mayer, Johann Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13764>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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