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Porst, Johann
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(Dec 11, 1668, Oberkotzau, near Hof – Jan 9, 1728, Berlin). After studies at Leipzig from 1689 to 1692, Porst served as a private tutor in Neustadt an der Aisch, where his reading of P.J. Spener’s penitential sermons converted him to Pietism and led him to organize conventicles. In 1695 he relocated to Berlin and found a place in the group associated with Spener, who supported him. In 1698 he was appointed pastor in Malchow, in 1704 assistant pastor of the Friedrichs­werder and Dorotheenstadt churches in Berlin, and in 1…

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Sträter, Udo, “Porst, Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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