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Sackmann, Jakobus (Jobst)
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(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.

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Lütze, 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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