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Undereyck

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Undereyck, Theodor (15.6.1635 Duisburg – 1.1.1693 Bremen). 1654–1658 Studium in Utrecht (bei G. Voetius), Duisburg (bei Johannes Clauberg [1622–1665]) und Leiden (bei J. Coccejus), danach eine große Studienreise (Schweiz, Frankreich, England). Der niederländische Präzisismus (J. van Lodenstein) prägte seine Frömmigkeit. Als Pfarrer in Mülheim/Ruhr (1660–1668) drang U. auf Bekehrung und Wiedergeburt, sorgte für Hausvisitationen und Katechisation. Von 1668–1670 außerordentlicher Hof…

Neumann

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Neumann, Johann Georg (1.5.1661 Mörz bei Belzig – 5.9.1709 Wittenberg). Aufgewachsen in Zittau, auf dem dortigen Gymnasium Schüler des einflußreichen Polyhistors Christian Weise (1642–1708), dem er zeitlebens verbunden blieb; Studium in Wittenberg, 1681 Adjunkt der philos. Fakultät, 1690 Prof. der Poesie und Bibliothekar der Universität, 1692 Prof. der Theol., Synodalassessor und Propst an der Wittenberger Schloßkirche. N. vf. zahlreiche polyhist. Dissertationen. In den pietistisch…

Schade

(131 words)

Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Schade,  Johann Caspar (13.1.1666 Kühndorf bei Meiningen – 25.7.1698 Berlin). Während des Studiums in Leipzig schloß sich Sch. an A.H. Francke an, wurde Mitglied des Leipziger Collegium philobiblicum und bald Stimmführer der Leipziger pietistischen Bewegung. Aus Leipzig ausgewiesen, wurde Sch. 1691 Diakon an St. Nikolai in Berlin an der Seite Ph.J. Speners. Sch. predigte erwecklich und hielt Collegia pietatis. Seine aus strengem Bußernst stammende Polemik gegen die routinemäßige A…

Schmidt

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Schmidt, Sebastian (getauft 6.1.1617 Lampertheim im Elsaß – 9.1.1696 Straßburg). Nach dem Studium der Theol. in Straßburg, Wittenberg u.a. und der Orientalistik in Basel bei J. Buxtorf d.J. in verschiedenen elsässischen und süddt. Kirchen- und Schulämtern, 1653 Prof. der Theol. und Prediger in Straßburg, seit 1666 bis zu seinem Tod auch Kirchenpräsident. Der scheue Gelehrte war der gründlichste bibl. Exeget der luth. Orthodoxie. Zu seinen Schülern zählen Ph.J. Spener, der die von …

Schmidt

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Schmidt, Johann (20.6.1594 Bautzen – 27.8.1658 Straßburg). Wegen der Pest 1611 aus Halle/Saale nach Speyer verschlagen, seit 1612 ständig in Straßburg, Studium der Philos. (1615 M.A.) und Theol., 1617 Reise nach Frankreich und England, 1623 Dr. theol. und Prof. der Theol. in Straßburg, dazu 1629 Kirchenpräsident. Leitete die luth. Kirche des Elsaß im Dreißigjährigen Krieg. Wirkte mehr durch persönliches Vorbild und Predigtbände als durch gelehrte Werke. Seine Vorschläge zur Kirche…

Schudt

(100 words)

Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Schudt, Johann Jacob (14.1.1664 Frankfurt/M. – 14.2.1722 ebd.), nach dem Studium der Philos. und Theol. in Wittenberg (1680–1684) folgte ein fünfjähriges Spezialstudium der Orientalistik in Hamburg bei E. Edzard. Seit 1689 wieder in Frankfurt/M., wurde Sch. 1691 Lehrer am Gymnasium, 1695 Konrektor und 1717 Rektor. Er galt als gründlichster Kenner des Judentums seiner Zeit. und vf. zahlreiche Werke v.a. zur hebr. Philol. und zur Gesch. und gegenwärtigen Lebensweise des Judentums (»Jüd. Merkwürdigkeiten«, 1714–1717). Johannes Wallmann Bibliography H. Dechent (ADB 32, 1891, 651–653) EJ 14, 1971, 1003f. M. Friedrich (BBKL 9, 1995, 1045).

Rudrauff

(122 words)

Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Rudrauff, Kilian (17.7.1627 Schotten, Oberhessen – 15.9.1690 Gießen). Nach Studium in Marburg und (nach Verlegung der Universität) in Gießen war er seit 1650 Lehrer am Pädagogium in Gießen, 1659 Prof. der Ethik, 1661 auch der Logik und Metaphysik, 1675 Prof. der Theol. ebd., seit 1677 auch Superintendent der Alsfelder, seit 1683 zugleich der Marburger Diözese der Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt. R. machte sich um den Katechismusunterricht verdient. Er nahm krit. zu Ph.J. Spen…

Starck

(144 words)

Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Starck, Johann Friedrich (10.10.1680 Hildesheim – 17.7.1756 Frankfurt/M.), pietistischer Erbauungsschriftsteller. Während des Studiums in Gießen durch J.H. May für den Pietismus gewonnen, zunächst Hauslehrer in Frankfurt/M., 1709 Prediger in Genf, 1711 Pfarrer in Sachsenhausen, 1723 an der Barfüßerkirche in Frankfurt/M. Den separatistischen Pietismus ablehnend, trug S. »wahre, innerliche Herzensfrömmigkeit« in die Volkskirche durch Erbauungsschriften. Sein »Tägliches Handbuch in gu…

Samson, Hermann

(121 words)

Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Mar 4, 1579, Riga – Dec 16, 1643, Riga). After studying at Wittenberg (with L. Hütter) and Rostock, he was appointed preacher at St. Petri in Riga as well as superintendent of schools; later he was appointed cathedral preacher. He published attacks on the Jesuit Counter-Reformation (Baltic countries: III, 1.b). After the Swedish conquest in 1622, King Gustav II Adolf appointed him superintendent over Livonia. He strove to restore the Lutheran church and s…

Syncretistic Controversy

(429 words)

Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] is the name given to the drawn-out controversies in the second half of the 17th century between high Lutheran orthodoxy (II, 2.a.β) and the union efforts of G. Calixtus and the Univers…

Pfeiffer, August

(170 words)

Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Oct 27, 1640, Lauenburg – Nov 1, 1698, Lübeck). Initially a supporter of the millenarianism of C. Hoburg from his school days in Lauenberg, Pfeiffer studied in Wittenberg (1659, M.A.) under A. Sennert, J. Deutschmann, and A. Calov; the latter cured him of his chiliastic leanings. Pfeiffer was a learned orientalist who could understand 70 oriental languages. In 1668 he became assistant professor of oriental languages in Wittenberg (1677, Dr.the…

Schade, Johann Caspar

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Jan 13, 1666, Kühndorf, near Meiningen – Jul 25, 1698, Berlin). While studying in Leipzig, Schade became a follower of A.H. Francke; he joined the Leipzig Collegium Philobiblicum and soon became a spokesman for the Pietist movement in Leipzig. Forced to leave Leipzig, in 1691 he became a deacon at Sankt Nikolai in Berlin, alongside P.J. Spener. There he preached revivalist sermons and led collegia pietatis. His polemic against perfunc…

Spener, Philipp Jakob

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] ( Jan 13, 1635, Rappoltsweiler, Elsass [Ribeauvillé, Alsace] – Feb 5, 1705, Berlin), father of Lutheran Pietism (I, 1). Son of a devout middle-class family with connections at court, he was brought up on edifying Puritan literature and J. Arndt’s Wahres Christentum. At the age of 16, he entered the University of Strasbourg (II); after foundation courses in philosophy (1653 master’s disserta-¶ tion against T. Hobbes), he studied the system of Lutheran orthodoxy (II, 2.a) under J.K. Dannhauer, a theology he remained faithful to throughout his life (except for its eschatology), and received thorough instruction in biblical exegesis from S. Schmidt. As tutor to noble gentlemen, he immersed himself in historical studies and soon became noted for his publications on genealogy and heraldry (the last being his

Rudrauff, Kilian

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Jul 17, 1627, Schotten, Upper Hesse – Sep 15, 1690, Gießen), studied in Marburg and then (after the university was relocated) in Gießen, where he taught in the boarding school after 1650. In 1659 he was appointed professor of ethics at Gießen; logic and metaphysics were added in 1661. In 1675 he became professor of theology. In 1677 he was also appointed superintendent of the Alsfeld diocese and in 1683 the Marburg diocese as well in the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt. Rudrauff made outstanding contributions to catechetics. He criticized P.J. Spener’s Pia desideria an…

Lütkemann, Joachim

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
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Hartmann, Johann Ludwig

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Feb 3, 1640, Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Aug 18, 1680, Rothenburg ob der Tauber). After studying at Wittenberg under A. Calovius, in 1660 Hartmann became pastor in Spielbach, in 1661 rector of the gymnasium in Rothenburg, and in 1666 pastor of Sankt Jakobi and superintendent. After receiving his doctorate from Tübingen in 1670, he published several volumes of sermons (including Das wahre Christenthum… in einer Hertz Postill, 1671), a Biblischer Catechismus (1678), and numerous works of popular edification ( Fluchspiegel

Strauch, Aegidius

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Feb 21, 1632, Wittenberg – Feb 13, 1682, Danzig [Gdansk]). After studying in Leipzig and Wittenberg (with A. Calovius), he was appointed professor of philosophy in Wittenberg, receiving his Dr.theol. in 1664. In the Syncretistic Controversy, he vigorously opposed the Helmstedt theologians. In 1669 he was appointed rector of the Gymnasium in Danzig and pastor of Sankt Trinitatis. In 1673 he was removed from office on account of his anti-Catholic sermons; his removal produced an up…

Sandhagen, Caspar Hermann

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Oct 22, 1639, Borgholzhausen, near Bielefeld – Jul 14, 1697, Kiel). After studying at Rostock and Straßburg (Strasbourg), he was appointed assistant pastor in Bielefeld in 1665 and in 1667 headmaster of a school there; for a while he was closely associated with the Labadists (J. de Labadie) in nearby Herford. In 1672 he was appointed superintendent in Lüneburg, and in 1689 was made general superintendent for Schleswig-Holstein and senior court chaplain in Gottorf. As a painstakin…

Schelwig, Samuel

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Mar 8, 1643, Leszno, Poland – Jan 15, 1715, Danzig [Gdansk]). After studying at Wittenberg with A. Calovius, in 1668 he was appointed deputy rector of the Gymnasium in Toruń; in 1673 he was appointed professor at the Danzig Gymnasium, and in 1681 deacon with the Katharinenkirche. In 1685 he was appointed rector of the Gymnasium and pastor of Sankt Trinitatis. His conflict with his Pietist colleague Konstantin Schütz turned into a literary debate with P.J. Spener that lasted for some years (e.g.

Gerhard, Johann

(428 words)

Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Oct 17, 1582, Quedlinburg – Aug 17, 1637, Jena) was the most important theologian of Lutheran orthodoxy (II, 2.a). Comforted spiritually in a youthful illness by his “spiritual father” Johann Arndt, the very talented Gerhard initially studied medicine at Wittenberg, then theology at Jena, Marburg (with B. [I.] Mentzer) and again in Jena. After earning his doctorate in theology (1606), he was retained for church offices (1606 superintendent in Heldburg, 1615 general superintendent…
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