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Winckler, Johannes
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(Jul 13, 1642, Golzern, Saxony – Apr 5, 1705, Hamburg). After studying in Leipzig and Jena, Winckler worked as a private tutor in Tübingen, then held pastoral office in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe (1671), Braubach (1672), Darmstadt (1676), Mannheim (1678), and Wertheim (1679); in 1684 he was appointed chief pastor of Sankt Michaelis in Hamburg, and in 1699 senior pastor of Hamburg. As one of P.J. Spener’s closest friends, he defended the Collegia pietatis and was a spokesman for Pietism in the Hamburg controversies. He did, however, attack the chiliasm of…

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Wißmann, Hans, “Winckler, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124292>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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