(Feb 13, 1643, Hanover – Jun 4, 1718, Limmer), pastor in Limmer, near Hanover, from 1680. His Low German sermons (Plattdeutsch, Services in), often employing crude imagery, gained him a reputation beyond the local congregation. Direct criticism of individual members of the congregation and ¶ the nobility in his sermons brought him before the consistory on several occasion. Only four transcribed sermons can be considered authentic. Sermons and anecdotes associated with him at a later date increasingly turned the headstrong preacher into a caricature.
Sackmann, Jakobus (Jobst)(104 words)
Cite this pageLütze, Frank Michael, “Sackmann, Jakobus (Jobst)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025139>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013
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