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Meyfart, Johann Matthäus
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(Nov 9, 1590, Jena – Jan 26, 1642, Erfurt), theologian and author of devotional works. He was a representative of the pietistic Frömmigkeitsbewegung, focused on the meaning of Lutheran eschatology for the individual, and a hymnwriter (“Jerusalem, du hochgebaute Stadt,” EG 150; ET: “Jerusalem, thou city fair and high,” Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, 541). He began his studies at Jena in 1608 (1624 Dr.theol.) and went to Wittenberg in 1614. Appointed to the faculty of the Gymnasium Casimirianum in Coburg in 1614, he became its direct…

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Peters, Christian, “Meyfart, Johann Matthäus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14060>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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