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Koelman, Jacobus

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (baptized Nov 23, 1631, Utrecht – Feb 6, 1695, Utrecht). After studying in Utrecht, he was chaplain to the embassies in Copenhagen and ¶ Brussels from 1657. From 1662, he was pastor in Sluis, Zeeland. As a student of G. Voetius and significantly influenced by (English and Scottish) Puritanism (Puritans/Puritanism), Koelman became the programmatist and militant defender of the Dutch Nadere Reformatie. He pushed for Sunday observance and for church discipline and opposed church holidays and compulsory wors…

Herrnschmidt, Johann Daniel

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (Apr 11, 1675, Bopfingen, Württemberg – Feb 5, 1723, Halle). Following his studies in Altdorf and Halle, Herrnschmidt was Informator at the Paedagogium and at the Gynaeceum of A.H. Francke's foundations from 1700 onward, became adjunct of the theological faculty in 1701, and was deacon in Bopfingen from 1702 to 1712. In 1712, after being awarded a Dr.theol. in Halle, he was appointed superintendent and councilor of the consistory in Idstein (Nassau). He was called back to Halle in 1715 to assist Fra…

Gedicke, Lambert

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (Lampertus; Jan 6, 1683, Gardelegen – Feb 21, 1735, Berlin). From his student years in Berlin (where J. Lange was rector), Gedicke was influenced by Pietism, encouraged in particular by C.H. von Canstein and A.H. Francke. After studying at Halle, he was appointed preceptor at Francke's orphanage (to 1708). After brief service as a private tutor in Berlin, in 1709 he was appointed chaplain of the Garrison regiment; in 1710 he took part in the Brabant campaign during the War of the Spanish Succession. In 1713 ¶ he was appointed chaplain of the Wartensleben regiment an…

Halle, University of

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] The initiative to establish a university in Halle goes back to Albert of Brandenburg, who in 1531 obtained the founding privilege from the papal legate cardinal L. Campeggio. Lack of money and the introduction of the Reformation in the archdiocese of Magdeburg forestalled these plans, which were directed against Wittenberg University (Wittenberg, University of). When in 1680 the archdiocese fell to Brandenburg as the Duchy of Magdeburg, the founding plans were revived and were rea…

Lange, Joachim

(298 words)

Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (Oct 26, 1670, Gardelegen, Altmark – May 7, 1744, Halle). After attending school in Osterwieck, Quedlinburg (1687), and Magdeburg (1689), Lange entered the university at Leipzig in the fall of 1689. There he joined A. Francke and the Collegium Philobiblicum and because a private tutor for C. Thomasius. In 1690 he followed Francke to Erfurt and in 1692 to Halle; in 1693 he moved to Berlin and joined the circle around P. Spener, K. v Canstein, and J. Schade. After receiving his master's degree in absentia from Halle, he was appointed principal in Köslin, Farther Pom…

Hellmund, Egidius Günther

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (Aug 6, 1678, probably in the region of Neunheilingen near Langensalza – Feb 6, 1749, Wiesbaden). After studying in Jena and Halle, where he aligned himself with the Pietism of A.H. Francke, Hellmund was a Saxon-Weimarian military chaplain in the War of the Spanish Succession (1700–1707), then adjunct pastor in Berka/Werra, pastor in Daaden, Westerwald (1708), and pastor in Wetzlar (after 1711). Confronted with the vigorous hostility of his anti-Pietist colleague, J. Geibel and th…

Mengering, Arnold

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (Sep 1, 1596, Halle an der Saale – Jan 2, 1647, Halle an der Saale). After studying in Wittenberg (from 1615) and Jena (from 1619), Arnold Mengering officiated as pastor in the area of Magdeburg from 1622 onward (1622: Colbitz, 1624: Sudenburg, 1627: Löbejün). In 1627, he became cathedral preacher in Halle, was deposed and expelled in 1630 following recatholicization of the cathedral during the Thirty Years War, was appointed third court chaplain in Dresden in 1631, and court chap…

Michaelis, Johann Heinrich

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (Jul 15, 1668, Klettenberg, South Harz – Mar 10, 1738, Halle). After a commercial apprenticeship in Braunschweig, Michaelis attended the Latin school in Nordhausen; in 1688 he began the study of oriental languages in Leipzig. There he became a disciple of A.H. Francke, whom he followed to Halle in 1692. He received his master's degree there in 1694 and was appointed to the philosophical faculty as adjunct in 1696. After a study year in 1699 with H. Ludolf in Frankfurt am Main, whe…

Francke

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo | Jacobi, Juliane
[German Version] 1. August Hermann (Mar 12, 1664, Lübeck - Jun 8, 1727, Halle/Saale). a. Life and work Francke grew up in a religious atmosphere shaped by Johann Arndt's Wahres Christentum and English edifying literature. In Gotha, where his father accepted an appointment as court counselor in 1666, he became acquainted with the ecclesiastical, educational, and social reforms put in place by Ernest the Pious in his territory. He began his studies at Erfurt but moved to Kiel in 1679, where his favorite teacher was C. Kortholt…

Elers, Heinrich Julius

(203 words)

Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (Jun 28, 1667, Bardowick near Lüneburg – Sep 13, 1728, Halle/Saale), already at school (Lüneburg 1688) and as a theology student (1689 Leipzig) was a friend and supporter of A.H. Francke, on whose side he was involved in Pietistic disputes (Pietism: I, 1). From 1690 to1694 he was an informant in Arnstadt; he was imprisoned in 1694 and expelled for founding conven…

Meldenius, Rupertus

(138 words)

Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (anagram of Petrus Meuderlinus [Peter Meiderlin]; 1582, Oberacker near Maulbronn – Jun 1, 1651, Augsburg), pseudonymous author of the Paraenesis votiva pro pace ecclesiae ad theologos Augustanae confessionis (1626), which reproached the theologians for seeking vain quarrels (esp. in relation to the intra-Lutheran christological controversy), and for declaring J. Arndt a heretic, and called for a distinction between necessaria and non-necessaria in dogmatics. The maxim in necessariis unitas, in non necessariis libertas, in utrisque charitas, often cited …

Ammersbach, Heinrich

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[German Version] (1632, Halberstadt – Jul 17, 1691, Halberstadt). In 1658, after studying at Jena, Ammersbach was chosen to be pastor in Halberstadt. He held this office throughout his lifetime. Beginning in the early 1660s, he published – mostly at his own expense and often using the pseudonym Heinrich Hansen or Christian Warner – a steady stream of polemics …

Nösselt

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[English Version] Nösselt, Johann August (2.5.1734 Halle – 11.3.1807 ebd.). Nach der Schulbildung an der Latina der Franckeschen Stiftungen ab 1751 Studium in Halle (bes. unter dem Einfluß von S.J. Baumgarten), 1755 Studienreise durch Deutschland, die Schweiz und Frankreich. Ab 1757 hielt N. in Halle als M.A. Vorlesungen über Philos. und Rhetorik, Kirchengesch. und v.a. NT, hier der hist.-philol. Methode J.A. Ernestis folgend; 1760 a.o., 1764 o. Prof. der Theol. Dogmatisch vollzog N. den Weg von ein…

Porst

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[English Version] Porst, Johann (11.12.1668 Oberkotzau bei Hof – 9.1.1728 Berlin), nach Studium in Leipzig 1689–1692 Hauslehrer in Neustadt an der Aisch, wo er sich infolge der Lektüre von Ph.J. Speners Bußpredigten dem Pietismus anschloß und Konventikel einrichtete. 1695 übersiedelte P. nach Berlin und gewann Zugang zum Kreis um Spener, der ihn förderte. 1698 wurde er Pfarrer in Malchow, 1704 Zweiter Pfarrer an der Friedrichwerderschen und Dorotheenstädtischen Kirche in Berlin, 1709 Hofprediger be…

Niemeyer

(535 words)

Author(s): Sträter, Udo | Christophersen, Alf
[English Version] 1.August Hermann , (1.9.1754 Halle – 7.7.1828 ebd.), Urenkel A.H. Franckes; nach der Schulzeit im Pädagogium Regium der Franckeschen Stiftungen ab 1771 Studium der Philos., klassische Philol. und Theol. in Halle, ab 1776 Lehrertätigkeit an den Schulen der Stiftungen. Als Dr. phil. seit 1777 Vorlesungen; 1779 a.o. Prof., 1784 o. Prof. für Theol. und Inspektor des Pädagogium Regium, 1785 Mitdirektor des Waisenhauses, 1792 Konsistorialrat, 1794 Dr. theol., 1799 Direktor der Franckesc…

Stenger

(170 words)

Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[English Version] Stenger,  Johann Melchior (26.9.1638 Erfurt – 7.3.1710 Wittstock). Nach Studium in Jena (1654), Leipzig, Wittenberg, Straßburg (1658) und Erfurt ab 1666 Diakonus an der Erfurter Predigerkirche. Der über S.s terministische Buß- und Gnadenlehre, für die er sich v.a. auf »Sonthoms Güldenes Kleinod« (E. Sonthom) berief, entbrannte »Stengersche Streit« führte den »Erfurter Frühpietismus« (Wallmann) in eine Krise, in der Ph.J. Spener erfolglos zu vermitteln versuchte. 1670 in Erfurt amt…

Quandt

(190 words)

Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[English Version] Quandt, Johann Jakob (27.3.1686 Königsberg – 17.1.1772 ebd.), nach Studium in Königsberg (ab 1701), Leipzig (ab 1706, 1707 M.A.), Halle und Jena sowie einer Bildungsreise durch Deutschland und die Niederlande, wo er v.a. orientalistische Studien trieb, ab 1710 M. legens in Königsberg, 1715 Dr. theol. (Rostock), 1716 a.o. Prof. der Theol., 1718 zugleich Pfarrer in Königsberg-Löbenicht, 1721 Oberhofprediger, Konsistorialrat und o.Prof. der Theol., 1736 Generalsuperintendent in Preuße…

Sonthom(b)

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Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[English Version] Sonthom(b), Emanuel (Anagramm für E. Thom[b]son; Lebensdaten unbekannt), engl. Kaufmann in Danzig und Stade (dort nachgewiesen 1599–1612), übers. unter dem Titel »Güldenes Kleinot der Kinder Gottes« (Frankfurt/M., 1612) das »First Booke of the Christian Exercise« (1582) des engl. Jesuiten Robert Persons, das ihm in der prot. Bearb. durch Edmund Bunny vorlag (A Booke of Christian Exercise, 1584). Seit der Ausg. Lüneburg 1632, der ein vermutlich von J. Gesenius vf. dritter Teil beig…

Pietismus

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes | O'Malley, J. Steven | Winkler, Eberhard | Sträter, Udo | Feldtkeller, Andreas
[English Version] I. Kirchengeschichtlich 1.Deutschland und Europa a)Definition Der P. ist eine rel. Erneuerungsbewegung im Protestantismus  (: I.,1.) des späten 17.Jh. und des 18.Jh., neben dem angelsächsischen Puritanismus die bedeutendste rel. Bewegung seit der Reformation. Gleicherweise in der luth. wie in der ref. Kirche entstanden, löste sich der P. von der als totes Gewohnheitschristentum angesehenen, obrigkeitlich regulierten Gestalt des altprot. Kirchentums, drang auf Individualisierung und …

Rogall

(97 words)

Author(s): Sträter, Udo
[English Version] Rogall, Georg Friedrich (19.4.1701 Königsberg – 6.4.1733 ebd.), 1725 a.o., 1731 o.Prof. theol. in Königsberg, 1729 Konsistorialrat. Zunächst Anhänger der Königsberger Wolffianer (Ch. Wolff), erlebte R. in Halle (A.H. Francke) eine Bekehrung und wandte sich gegen den Wolffianismus. In der vom preußischen König ausgehenden Reorganisation des ostpreußischen Kirchen- und Schulwesens nach dem Muster des hallischen Pietismus übernahm R. von H. Lysius die führende Rolle gegen Orthodoxie (J.J. Quandt) und Aufklärung. Udo Sträter Bibliography E. Riedesel, Pi…
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