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Horb, Johann Heinrich

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Jun 11, 1645, Colmar – Jan 26, 1695, Schlems near Hamburg). A disciple of J.K. Dannhauer, Horb initially devoted himself to controversial theology, but became a reform-zealous Pietist under the influence of P.J. Spener, whose sister he married in 1671. Involved in conflicts with Protestant orthodoxy (II, 2) throughout his entire life, Horb was removed from office in Trarbach, where he had officiated as pastor and inspector from 1671 to 1678. From Windsheim in Franconia (superinte…

August, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Apr 10, 1579, Dannenberg – Sep 17, 1666, Wolfenbüttel). After studying in Rostock, Tübingen, and Strasbourg, and journeying to Italy, France, and England, August led a withdrawn, scholar's life from 1604 to 1634 in Hitzacker, where he collected books and art treasures, and corresponded with, for example, J.V. Andreae. His court preacher Heinrich Varenius lent his …

Müller, Heinrich

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Oct 18, 1631, Lübeck – Sep 13, 1675, Rostock), Lutheran author of edifying works. After study in Greifswald and Rostock (under J. Lütkemann), and academic visits to universities in northern and central Germany, in 1653 Müller became archdeacon of St. Mary's Church in Rostock and assistant professor in the philosophical faculty. In 1659 he became professor of Greek language, in 1660 Dr.theol. (Helmstedt), and in 1662 professor of theology and pastor at St. Mary's; from 1671 he was…

Heunisch, Caspar

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Jul 17, 1620, Schweinfurt – Oct 18, 1690, Schweinfurt) studied in Jena and was at first a private tutor in Halle an der Saale. Following his ordination in 1645, he held pastorships in and around Schweinfurt (1647: subdeacon; 1654: deacon; 1660: archdeacon; 1666: superintendent as well as professor and inspector at the Gymnasium). Heunisch not only published sermons but also numerous scholarly writings, mostly on topics of apocalypticism and its chronology. Following the Schweidnitz pastor Matthäus Hoffmann (1615–1667) and his Chronotaxis Apocalyptica (Jena, 1…

Dannhauer, Johann Konrad

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Mar 24, 1603, Köndringen, Breisgau – Nov 7, 1666, Strasbourg), the most important theologian of Strasbourg's Lutheran orthodoxy in the 17th century. After studying in Strasbourg, and for one year each in Marburg, Altdorf, and Jena (with J. Gerhard), he became inspector of the seminary in 1628, professor of rhetoric in 1629, profes¶ sor of theology and preacher at the cathedral in 1633, and in addition church president in Strasbourg in 1658. Dannhauer wrote fundamental works, s…

Starck, Johann Friedrich

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Oct 10, 1680, Hildesheim – Jul 17, 1756, Frankfurt am Main), Pietist devotional writer. During his studies at Gießen, he was won over to Pietism by J.H. May. After working as a private tutor in Frankfurt am Main, in 1709 he was appointed preacher in Geneva; in 1711 he was appointed pastor in Sachsenhausen and in 1723 at the Barfüßerkirche in Frankfurt. Rejecting separatist Pietism, Starck brought “true, inward, heartfelt devotion” into the state church through his edifying and devotional writings. His Tägliches Handbuch in guten und bösen Tagen (1727; ET: Daily Hand-Bo…

Neumann, Johann Georg

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (May 1, 1661, Mörz, near Belzig – Sep 5, 1709, Wittenberg). Neumann grew up in Zittau, where he studied in the Gymnasium with the influential polyhistor Christian Weise, to whom he remained attached throughout his life. After studies at Wittenberg, he was appointed adjunct on the philosophical faculty in 1681 and professor of poetics and university librarian in 1690. In 1692 he was appointed professor of theology, synodal assessor, and provost of the castle church in Wittenberg. N…

Pritius, Johann Georg

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Sep 22, 1662, Leipzig – Aug 24, 1732, Frankfurt am Main). After studying in Leipzig, Pritius became Saturday preacher at the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig (1690), minister and professor at the Gymnasium in Zerbst (1698), and superintendent in Schleiz (1701). In 1705 he traveled to Holland and England; in 1708 he became pastor at the Marienkirche, Greifswald, and professor of theology there; in 1711, senior of the Lutheran Ministry of Preachers in Frankfurt am Main. At an early age he …

Schmidt, Sebastian

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (bapized Jan 6, 1617, Lampertheimin Elsaß [Alsace] – Jan 9, 1696, Straßburg [Strasbourg]). After studying theology in Straßburg, Wittenberg, and elsewhere, and Near Eastern languages in Basel with J. Buxtorf the Younger, he held ecclesiastical and educational appointments in Elsaß and southern Germany. In 1653 he was appointed professor of theology and preacher in Straßburg, where he also served as church president from 1666 until his death. A shy scholar, he was the most thorough…

Prätorius

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Prätorius, Stephan (3.5.1536 Salzwedel – 4.5.1603 ebd.), luth. Erbauungsschriftsteller. Nach dem Studium in Rostock (bei D. Chyträus und Simon Pauli) Diakon in Salzwedel, später Pfarrer an der Neustädtischen Kirche. Trotz auswärtiger Berufungen blieb er seiner Heimatstadt bis zu seinem Tod treu. Nach P. sollen die Christen ohne Buße und Askese sich nur der in der Taufe zugeeigneten Gnadenschätze bewußt werden (»Freudenchristentum«). Eine Auswahl seiner Traktate gab J. Arndt heraus…

Schurman

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Schurman, Anna Maria van (5.11.1607 Köln – 14.5.1678 Wieuvert, Friesland); Kind niederländischer ref. Eltern, lebte seit 1623 in Utrecht, wo ihr das Studium (u.a. bei G. Voetius) erlaubt wurde. Hervorragende Gelehrsamkeit und Sprachenkunde, dazu künstlerische Fähigkeiten verschafften ihr Ruhm als das »Wunder ihres Zeitalters«. Mit vielen Gelehrten (R. Descartes, Christian Huyghens u.a.) stand sie in Briefwechsel und verteidigte das Recht der Frau zu wiss. Arbeit (Dissertatio de inge…

Synkretistischer Streit

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] ist der Name für die langjährigen Auseinandersetzungen in der 2. Hälfte des 17.Jh. zw. der luth. Hochorthodoxie (Orthodoxie: II.,2., a, β) und den von G. Calixt und der Universität Helmstedt ausgehenden, des rel. »Synkretismus« verdächtigten kirchl. Unionsbestrebungen. Unter dem Eindruck der Schrecken des Dreißigjährigen Krieges von der konfessionellen Polemik zur Irenik übergehend, hatte Calixt Toleranz und Kirchenfrieden zw. den Konfessionen auf der Grundlage des allen gemeinsamen altkirchl. Lehr…

Spener

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Spener,  Philipp Jakob (13.1.1635 Rappoltsweiler, Elsaß – 5.2.1705 Berlin), Begründer des luth. Pietismus (: I.,1.). Als Sohn einer frommen Juristenfamilie wuchs S. mit puritanischen Erbauungsbüchern und J. Arndts »Wahrem Christentum« auf. Mit 16 Jahren bezog er die Universität Straßburg (: II.), wo er sich nach dem philos. Grundstudium (1653 Magisterdiss. gegen Th. Hobbes) unter J.K. Dannhauer das System der luth. Orthodoxie (: II.,2., a) aneignete, an dem er – abgesehen von der …

Schelwig

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Schelwig, Samuel (8.3.1643 Lissa, Polen – 15.1.1715 Danzig). Nach Studium in Wittenberg (bei A. Calov) 1668 Konrektor des Gymnasiums Thorn, 1673 Prof. am Danziger Gymnasium, 1681 Diakon an der Katharinenkirche, seit 1685 Rektor des Gymnasiums und Pastor an St. Trinitatis. Sein Streit mit dem pietistischen Amtsbruder Konstantin Schütz ging über in eine mehrjährige lit. Auseinandersetzung (u.a. »Die Sektiererische Pietisterey«, 1696/97) mit Ph.J. Spener. Johannes Wallmann Bibliography D. Erdmann (ADB 31, 1890, 30–36) E. Schnaase, Gesch. der ev. Kirc…

Strauch

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Strauch, Ägidius (21.2.1632 Wittenberg – 13.2.1682 Danzig); nach Studium in Leipzig und Wittenberg (bei A. Calov) seit 1656 Prof. der Philos. in Wittenberg (1664 Dr. theol.). Heftiger Gegner der Helmstedter Theologen im Synkretistischen Streit. 1669 Rektor des Gymnasiums und Pastor an St. Trinitatis in Danzig. 1673 wegen antikath. Predigten Amtsenthebung, die zu Tumulten in der Stadt führte und über deren Rechtmäßigkeit u.a. Ph.J. Spener gutachten mußte. 1675 ließ ihn der Große Ku…

Veiel

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Veiel, Elias (20.7.1635 Ulm – 23.2.1706 ebd.). Nach Studium in Straßburg und an den sächsischen Universitäten seit 1662 Prediger am Münster in Ulm, 1663 Prof. der Theol. am Ulmer Gymnasium, 1664 Dr. theol. in Straßburg mit einer Disputation gegen den Chiliasmus unter J.K. Dannhauer, 1671 Direktor am Gymnasium in Ulm, 1678 Superintendent ebd. Vf. zahlreicher Predigtbände und theol. Schriften. V. lehnte 1686 einen Ruf nach Wittenberg als Nachfolger von A. Calov ab. Befreundet und le…

Schütz

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Schütz, Johann Jakob (7.9.1640 Frankfurt/M. – 21.5.1690 ebd.), Begründer des separatistischen Pietismus im Luthertum. Nach Studium in Jena und Tübingen wurde er Advokat in Frankfurt/M. Sch. verdankte der Lektüre der Predigten J. Taulers seine Erweckung. Er regte Ph.J. Spener zur Gründung des Frankfurter Collegium pietatis an, in dem er jahrelang eine führende Rolle spielte, bis er sich vom unreformierbaren »Babel« der luth. Staatskirche trennte und für ein »unparteiisches« Christen…

Scriver

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Scriver, Christian (2.1.1629 Rendsburg – 5.4.1693 Quedlinburg). S. ist der klassische luth. Erbauungsschriftsteller, wie J. Arndt auf Verinnerlichung des Christentums dringend, dabei stärker an Luther und der luth. Rechtfertigungslehre orientiert, glänzender Stilist von immenser Belesenheit, auch profane Quellen für seine Schriften ausbeutend. Nach Studium in Rostock (bei J. Lütkemann) 1653 Archidiakon in Stendal; 1667 Pfarrer an St. Jacobi in Magdeburg, wo er 23 Jahre wirkte (167…

Neumeister

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Neumeister, Erdmann (12.5.1671 Uichteritz bei Weißenfels – 18.8.1756 Hamburg), einer der letzten Repräsentanten der luth. Spätorthodoxie (Orthodoxie: II.,2., a). Nach Theologiestudium in Leipzig seit 1689 (bei V. Alberti) und kurzer akademischer Lehrtätigkeit war N. seit 1697 in geistl. Ämtern; 1704 Oberhofprediger, Konsistorialrat und Superintendent in Sorau, 1715 Hauptprediger an St. Jacobi in Hamburg. Als Student dem Pietismus zuneigend, wandelte sich N. in Sorau, wo er mit J.W…

Sandhagen

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Sandhagen, Caspar Hermann (22.10.1639 Borgholzhausen bei Bielefeld – 14.7.1697 Kiel), nach Studium in Rostock und Straßburg 1665 Hilfsprediger, 1667 Rektor in Bielefeld, zeitweilig in enger Verbindung mit den Labadisten (J.de  Labadie) im nahen Herford, 1672 Superintendent in Lüneburg. Seit 1689 war S. Generalsuperintendent in Schleswig-Holstein und Oberhofprediger in Gottorf. Als gründlicher Exeget gab er die Bibelkomm. seines Lehrers S. Schmidt heraus. Studienaufenthalte bei ihm …

Winckler

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Winckler, Johannes (13.7.1642 Golzern, Sachsen – 5.4.1705 Hamburg). Nach Studium in Leipzig und Jena zunächst Hofmeister in Tübingen, dann im Predigtamt in Homburg v.d.H. (1671), Braubach (1672), Darmstadt (1676), Mannheim (1678), Wertheim (1679), seit 1684 Hauptpastor an St. Michaelis in Hamburg, 1699 Senior ebd. Als einer der engsten Freunde Ph.J. Speners verteidigte er die Collegia pietatis und war Wortführer des Pietismus in den Hamburger Streitigkeiten, bekämpfte aber den Chi…

Pritius

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Pritius, Johann Georg (22.9.1662 Leipzig – 24.8.1732 Frankfurt/M.). Studium in Leipzig, 1690 Sonnabendprediger an St. Nicolai in Leipzig, 1698 Pfarrer und Gymnasialprof. in Zerbst, 1701 Superintendent in Schleiz, 1705 Reise nach Holland und England, 1708 Pfarrer an St. Marien und Theologieprof. in Greifswald, 1711 Senior des luth. Predigerministeriums Frankfurt/M. Früh durch Ph.J. Spener für einen milden Pietismus gewonnen, hinterließ P. ein reiches lit. Werk, war unermüdlich tätig…

Petersen

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Petersen, Johann Wilhelm (1.7.1649 Osnabrück – 31.1.1727 Gut Thymer bei Zerbst, Anhalt) und Johanna Eleonora, geb. von Merlau (25.4.1644 Frankfurt/M. – 19.3.1724 Gut Thymer), im Pietismus vielgelesenes Schriftstellerehepaar, durch eschatologische Anschauungen (Chiliasmus, Apokatastasis) dem radikalen Pietismus zugehörig. J.W. P., als Student in Rostock und Gießen Adept barocker Polyhistorie und orth. Konfessionspolemik, wurde in Frankfurt/M. durch Ph.J. Spener und J.J. Schütz für den Pietism…

Yvon

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Yvon, Pierre (1646 Montauban, Languedoc – 1707 Wieuwert, Westfriesland), Schüler und engster Weggefährte J. de Labadies. Schon als Kind zur Kirche gebracht, wenn Labadie predigte, schickten ihn seine Eltern als Jüngling nach Genf, wo er in Labadies Haus wohnte und unter seiner Anleitung Philos. und Theol. studierte. Wurde neben Pierre Dulignon und Jean Menuret zum unzertrennlichen Weggefährten Labadies. Auf den späteren Stationen Labadies in den Niederlanden, Deutschland (Herford)…

Rudrauff

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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. Speners »…

Starck

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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…

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

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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…

Pfeiffer

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Pfeiffer, August (27.10.1640 Lauenburg – 11.1.1698 Lübeck). Von der Lauenberger Schulzeit anfangs dem Chiliasmus Ch. Hoburgs anhängend, studierte er in Wittenberg (1659 M.A.) bei A. Sennert, J. Deutschmann und A. Calov, der ihm seinen Chiliasmus austrieb. P. war ein gelehrter Orientalist und vermochte 70 orientalische Sprachen zu verstehen. 1668 a.o. Prof. für orientalische Sprachen in Wittenberg (1677 Dr. theol.). Nach kirchl. Ämtern in Schlesien (1671–1675) und in Meißen (1675) …

Zimmermann

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Zimmermann, Johann Jakob (25.11.1642 Vaihingen/Enz – Sommer 1693 Rotterdam). Seit 1661 Studium in Tübingen (1664 M.A.), 1666 Repetent am Tübinger Stift, 1671 Diakon in Bietigheim, wo er unter dem Einfluß des Nachbarpfarrers L. Brunnquell zum J. Böhme-Anhänger wurde. Als Mathematiker und Astronom am Stuttgarter Hof geschätzt, prophezeite er in seiner »Cometo-Scopia« (1681) das baldige Weltende und den Anbruch des Tausendjährigen Reiches. 1686 wegen chiliastischer Lehre amtsenthoben,…

Rechenberg

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Rechenberg, Adam (7.9.1642 Leipsdorf, Sachsen – 22.10.1721 Leipzig). Nach Studium der Philos., Gesch. und Theol. lehrte R. seit 1665 an der Universität Leipzig; 1677 Prof. für Philol. und Gesch. ebd. Durch seine vierte Ehe mit Ph.J. Speners ältester Tochter Susanna Catharina stand er seit 1686 in enger Beziehung zum Pietismus. Seine Berufung zum Prof. der Theol. 1699 als Nachfolger von J.B. II. Carpzov bewirkte einen Umschwung in der bis dahin pietismusfeindlichen Haltung der Leip…

Samson

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] Samson,  Hermann (4.3.1579 Riga – 16.12.1643 ebd.), nach Studium in Wittenberg (bei L. Hütter) und Rostock seit 1608 Prediger an St. Petri in Riga, dazu Inspektor der Schulen, später Domprediger. S. bekämpfte literarisch die jesuitische Gegenreformation (Baltische Länder: III.,1., b). Von König Gustav II. Adolf bei der schwedischen Eroberung 1622 zum Superintendenten über Livland bestellt, mühte sich S. um die Wiederherstellung des luth. Kirchen- und Schulwesens, baute das Gymnasi…

Veiel, Elias

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Jul 20, 1635, Ulm – Feb 23, 1706, Ulm). After studying in Straßburg (Strasbourg) and the Saxon universities, he was appointed preacher at the Ulm Minster in 1662 and professor of theology at the Ulm Gymnasium in 1663. In 1664 he received his Dr.theol. in Straßburg with a disputation against chiliasm under J.K. Dannhauer. In 1671 he was appointed director of the Gymnasium in Ulm and in 1678 superintendent in Ulm. He published numerous volumes of sermons and theological works. In 1…

Zimmermann, Johann Jakob

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Nov 25, 1642, Vaihingen an der Enz – summer 1693, Rotterdam) began his studies at Tübingen in 1661, receiving his M.A. in 1664. In 1666 he was appointed lecturer at the Tübingen Stift, and in 1671 he became a deacon in Bietigheim, where he became an adherent of J. Böhme under the influence of L. Brunnquell, a neighboring pastor. He was valued at the Stuttgart court as a mathematician and astronomer; in his Cometo-Scopia (1681) he prophesied the rapidly approaching end of the world and the coming of the millennial kingdom. Suspended from office in 1686…

Martini, Jakob

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Oct 10, 1570, Langenstein near Halberstadt – May 30, 1649, Wittenberg). Studied in Helmstedt and Wittenberg; 1597, rector in Norden, East Friesland; 1602, professor of logic and metaphysics in Wittenberg; 1613, also of ethics; 1623, professor of theology. Jakob Martini followed C. Martini in the reestablishment of metaphysics, to which he devoted three works. In his Vernunft-Spiegel (1619; Mirror of reason), one of the first philosophical works in the German language, he combatted Ramist and anti- philosophical tendencies in Lutherani…

Habermann, Johann

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Avenarius; Oct 8, 1516, Cheb [Ger. Eder], Czech Republic – Dec 5, 1590, Zeitz), who became a Lutheran between 1540 and 1542, served as pastor in several towns of Electoral Saxony (1564–1571 Falkenau, near Cheb). He was briefly a professor of theology (1571 Jena, 1576 Wittenberg); from 1576 to his death, he served as superintendent of the Stift in Zeitz. Known to his contemporaries as a Hebraist (Hebrew grammar 1571, Hebrew dictionary 1588), ¶ he was remembered by later generations as the author of a Lutheran prayer book equal in popularity to the Paradiesgärtlein of Joha…

Mayer, Johann Friedrich

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Dec 6, 1650, Leipzig – Mar 30, 1712, Stettin). After his studies in Leipzig and Strasbourg, he became Saturday preacher in Leipzig in 1672, superintendent in Leisnig in 1673, superintendent in Grimma in 1678, and fourth professor of theology in Wittenberg in 1684. From 1686, he was ¶ principal pastor at St. Jakobi in Hamburg, and at the same time professor in Kiel; in 1701, he was appointed professor in Greifswald and Swedish general superintendent of Western Pomerania. Even if posterity remembers him only as the “hammerer of heretics and pietists” ( malleus haereticoru…

Löscher, Valentin Ernst

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Dec 29, 1673, Sondershausen – Feb 12, 1749, Dresden). As the son of the Wittenberg professor of theology Caspar Löscher (1636–1718), Valentin Löscher also studied in Wittenberg. After a study tour (extending as far as Holland and Denmark), he received a master's degree and became an adjunct to the faculty of philosophy in 1692. He was appointed pastor and superintendent in Jüterbog (1699), superintendent in Delitzsch (1702), professor of theology in Wittenberg (1707), pastor of t…

Großgebauer, Theophil

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Nov 24, 1627, Ilmenau – Jul 8, 1661, Rostock). After studying in Rostock (M.A. in 1650) Großgebauer was deacon of St. Jacobi in Rostock from 1653 onward. Imbued with the reform zeal of the Rostock orthodoxy (II, 2) and influenced by the edifying literature of England, he fought against unbelief ( Praeservativ wider die Pest der heutigen Atheisten, 1661), lamented the futility of many sermons, and devised a radical church reform agenda in his Wächterstimme aus dem verwüsteten Zion (1661). His proposals: precedence of the pastoral ministry over the preaching…

Petersen, Johann Wilhelm and Johanna Eleonora

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Johann: Jul 1, 1649, Osnabrück – Jan 31, 1727, Gut Thymer bei Zerbst, Anhalt; Johanna, née Merlau, Apr 25, 1644, Frankfurt am Main – Mar 19, 1724, Gut ¶ Thymer), a couple widely read in Pietist circles (Pietism). Their views on eschatology (millenarianism, apocatastasis) define them as radical Pietists. As a student at Rostock and Gießen, Johann became a polyhistor of the Baroque and an expert on orthodox confessional polemic; in Frankfurt am Main, he was won to Pietism by P.J. Spener and J.J. Schütz. There …

Praetorius, Stephan

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (May 3, 1536, Salzwedel – May 4, 1603, Salzwedel), author of Lutheran devotional books. After studying at Rostock (with D. Chyträus and Simon Pauli), he became a deacon in Salzwedel and later pastor of the Neustädische Kirche there. Despite calls from other places, he remained faithful to his home town until his death. In his view, Christians should eschew penance and asceticism, knowing only the treasures of God’s grace received in baptism ( Freudenchristentum, “joyful Christianity”). A collection of his writings was published by J. Arndt ( Von der güldenen Zeit, 1622…

Martini, Cornelius

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (1568, Antwerp – Dec 17, 1621, Helmstedt) studied in Rostock under D. Chyträus and J. Caselius. In 1592 Martini became professor of logic in Helmstedt; he took part in the Regensburg Consultation on Religion (Disputations, Religious) in 1601. Presumed to be the first to teach Aristotelian metaphysics at a Protestant university, he is considered the founder of Protestant academic metaphysics ( Disputationes metaphysicae, 1604–1606), and had a decisive influence on the late-humanist shaping of the University of Helmstedt, which was not tied to…

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. Die Sektiererische Pietisterey, 1696/1697). Johannes Wallmann Bibliograph…

Gerhard, Johann

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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…

Molanus, Gerard Walter

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Oct 22, 1633, Hamelin – Sep 17, 1722, Hanover). After studying in Helmstedt (under G. Calixtus), Rinteln, and Strasbourg, in 1659 Molanus was appointed professor of mathematics, and in 1664 also of theology, in Rinteln. In 1671, he became a conventual in Loccum Abbey, in 1674 church director of the duchy of Calenberg (Hanover), and in 1677 abbot of Loccum. Though unimportant as a theologian, Molanus, as leader and organizer of a constantly increasing church territory ( inter alia union with Lüneburg 1705), can be considered the father of the Hanover region…

Concord, Formula of

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] The Formula of Concord ( Formula Concordiae) of 1577 is the result of the trans-regional settlement effort conducted in protracted, tedious negotiations intended to provide a common doctrinal basis for the Lutheran state churches that had splintered through doctrinal disputes after Luther's death and had separated into various doctrinal traditions – notably that of the Philippists (adherents of Melanchthon) and the Gnesio-Lutherans. Through its inclusion in t…

Scriver, Christian

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Jan 2, 1629, Rendsburg – Apr 5, 1693, Quedlinburg), was a classic author of Lutheran devotional literature; like J. Arndt, he urged internalization of Christianity, but he was more focused than Arndt on Luther and his doctrine of justification; he ¶ was a brilliant stylist of immense erudition, drawing on secular sources for his writings. After studying in Rostock (with J. Lütkemann), in 1653 he was appointed archdeacon in Stendal; in 1667 he was appointed pastor of Sankt Jacobi in Magdeburg, where he served for 23 year…

Neumeister, Erdmann

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (May 12, 1671, Uichteritz near Weißenfels – Aug 18, 1756, Hamburg), one of the last spokesmen for late Lutheran orthodoxy (II, 2.a). Neumeister began his theological studies in Leipzig with V. Alberti in 1689. After a brief period of teaching, he held various ecclesiastical offices, beginning in ¶ 1697. In 1704 he was appointed senior court chaplain, consistorial counselor, and superintendent in Sorau. In 1715 he became senior pastor of Sankt Jacobi in Hamburg. Neumeister flirted with Pietism as a student, but his ideas change…

Kuhlmann, Quirinus

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Feb 25, 1651, Wrocław [Breslau], Poland – Oct 4, 1689, Moscow), a chiliastic mystic. While still a student of jurisprudence in Jena, Kuhlmann came under the influence of the Lutheran mysticism of H. Müller and published a collection of poems entitled Himmlische Liebesküsse ([Heavenly love-kisses] 1671, repr. 1971). In the Netherlands, he underwent a process of transformation between 1674 and 1678, influenced by the writings of J. Böhme and the eschatological expectations of Johannes Rothe, which caused him to become a church-critical millennialist ( Neubegeister…

Misler, Johann Nikolaus

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (1614, Münzenberg – Feb 20, 1683, Giessen). After studying in Marburg, he taught at the Pädagogium and was Archidiakonus there. In 1652, he became professor of Hebrew and theology in Giessen; in 1654, director of the institute for stipend recipients; in 1654, doctor of theology; in 1656, superintendent; in 1676, professor primarius. Misler wrote, in addition to numerous disputations, dogmatic ( Orthodoxia iuxta seriem articulorum Formulae Concordiae, 1669) and controversial writings ( Speculum Anti-Jesuiticum, 1660), as well as sermons. Twice (1653 and…

Fischer, Johann

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Dec 13, 1636, Lübeck – May 17, 1705, Magdeburg). After studying in Rostock and Altdorf, Fischer became a candidate for pastoral office in Stade, where he came into conflict with Lutheran orthodoxy (II, 2.a) after translating Puritanical literature (R. Baxter). In 1667–73 he was superintendent in Sulzbach/Upper Palatinate. In 1673 Charles XI appointed him superintendent in Riga; after becoming general superintendent of Livonia in 1678, Fischer, who was friends with P.J. Spener and…

Schütz, Johann Jakob

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Sep 7, 1640, Frankfurt am Main – May 21, 1690, Frankfurt), founder of separatist Lutheran Pietism. After studying at Jena and Tübingen, he began to practice law in Frankfurt am Main. Schütz ascribed his awakening to reading the sermons of J. Tauler. He inspired P.J. Spener to establish the Collegium pietatis in Frankfurt, in which he played a leading role for years, until he finally separated from the unreformable “Babel” of the Lutheran state church and championed an “impartial”…

Schudt, Johann Jacob

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Jan 14, 1664, Frankfurt am Main – Feb 14, 1722, Frankfurt). After studying philosophy and theology in Wittenberg (1680–1684), Schudt did five years of special Near Eastern studies in Hamburg with E. Edzard. Returning to Frankfurt in 1689, he began to teach at the Gymnasium in 1691; in 1695 he became deputy rector and in 1717 rector. He was considered the outstanding expert of his time on Judaism; his many publications dealt primarily with Hebrew philology, the history of Judaism, and the Jewish way of life ( Jüdische Merkwürdigkeiten, 1714–1717). Johannes Wallmann Bibli…

Lampe, Friedrich Adolf

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] (Feb 18, 1683, Detmold – Dec 8, 1729, Bremen) was the most influential German Reformed theologian of the 18th century. Educated at the academic Gymnasium in Bremen under C. de Hase in the spirit of Reformed Precisism (G. Voetius), Lampe completed his theological studies in Franeker under C. Vitringa, who acquainted him with the chiliastically transformed covenant theology of J. Cocceius. In 1703, he became preacher in Weeze ¶ near Kleve, in 1706 parish priest in Duisburg, and from 1709 parish priest at St. Stephani in Bremen. In 1720, he became pro…

Thirty Years’ War

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Author(s): Malettke, Klaus | Wallmann, Johannes
1. Historical Survey The term “Thirty Years’ War,” first used shortly after 1648, denotes the series of political and military engagements that had its focus in central Europe from 1618 to 1648 but that affected the whole of Europe in its complexity, course, and consequences. At the beginning of the 17th century France was still resisting Hapsburg encirclement, the Estates-General were battling for freedom against Spain (though there was a 12-year truce starting in 1609), and the Nordic kingdoms of…

Privacy

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes | Kumlehn, Martin
[German Version] I. Ethics The dichotomy of social and cultural reality in public and private spheres is characteristic of the modern life-world, and is the result of modern processes of change in social structure (Modernization). It is true that in the course of functional differentiation (Society: IV; V) essential ingredients of life, for instance work and vocation, are withdrawn from the private sector and transferred to the public one, but at the same time privacy centered on the family is assi…

Winckelmann

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Author(s): Wriedt, Markus | Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] 1. Johannes (1551, Homberg – Aug 13, 1626, Gießen), Protestant theologian. Although trained as a blacksmith, he began studying at Marburg in 1568. In 1573 he became head of the municipal school in Homberg/Efze. In 1576 he continued his studies at Marburg. In 1582 he was appointed court chaplain in Kassel and in 1592 professor at Marburg as well as preacher at the Marienkirche. He was removed from his position in 1607 and went to Gießen, where he was co-founder of the Pedagogium and the university. In 1607 he was appointed full professor and in 1610 superintendent. In ¶ the cont…

Protestantism

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes | Guder, Darrell | Holmes, Stephen R
[German Version] I. Church History 1. Germany and Europe. Protestantism is a synoptic term for all the Christian churches and groups with roots in the 16th-century Reformation. The term embraces the Lutheran and Reformed confessional churches (Lutheranism, Reformed churches) that emerged directly from the Reformation as well as the Anabaptist movements, the Anglican Church (with some qualifications), and the churches and Free churches associated indirectly with the Reformation that came into being later …

Osiander

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Author(s): Müller, Gerhard | Ehmer, Hermann | Wallmann, Johannes
[German Version] 1. Andreas (Dec 14 or 19, 1496 or 1498, Gunzhausen – Oct 17, 1552, Königsberg [today Kaliningrad, Russia]), Reformer of Nuremberg (Nürnberg) and center of a violent controversy over his doctrine of justification. Osiander matriculated at Ingolstadt in 1515, where he learned Greek and Hebrew and was influenced by Humanism and especially by J. Reuchlin and the Kabbalah. In 1520 he was ordained to the priesthood; in the same yea…

Osiander

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Author(s): Müller, Gerhard | Ehmer, Hermann | Wallmann, Johannes
[English Version] 1.Andreas (14. oder 19.12.1496 [1498?] Gunzenhausen – 17.10.1552 Königsberg), Reformator Nürnbergs und Auslöser des nach ihm benannten Streits über die Rechtfertigungslehre (Rechtfertigung). O. wurde 1515 in Ingolstadt immatrikuliert, erlernte Griechisch und Hebräisch und war vom Humanismus und bes. von J. Reuchlin und der Kabbala beeinflußt. 1520 zum Priester geweiht, wurde er im gleichen Jahr als Hebräischlehrer von den Nürnberger Augustiner-Eremiten angestellt. Spätestens hier…

Protestantismus

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes | Guder, Darrell | Stephen, R. Holmes | Holmes, Stephen R.
[English Version] I. Kirchengeschichtlich 1.Deutschland und Europa P. ist zusammenfassender Begriff für die Gesamtheit der christl. Kirchen und Gruppen, deren Ursprünge auf die Reformation des 16.Jh. zurückgehen. Der Begri…

Pietism

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Author(s): Wallmann, Johannes | O’Malley, Steven | Winkler, Eberhard | Sträter, Udo | Feldtkeller, Andreas
[German Version] I. Church History 1. Germany and Europe a. Definition. Pietism was a religious revival movement in late 17th- and 18th-century Protestantism (I, 1), alongside Anglo-Saxon Puritanism (Puritans) the most significant post-Reformation religious movement. Emerging within both the Lutheran and the Reformed churches, Pietism broke with orthodox Protestantism regulated by the authorities, which it perceived as a moribund Christianity of habit, pressed for an individualized and spiritualized rel…

Orthodoxie

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Author(s): Slenczka, Notger | Hünermann, Peter | Wallmann, Johannes | Kaufmann, Thomas | Morgenstern, Matthias | Et al.
[English Version] I. Zum Begriff Der Begriff O. leitet sich aus dem griech. ο᾿ρϑο´ς/ortho´s, »gerade, recht, richtig«, und δο´ξα/do´xa, »Meinung, Absicht, Lehre«, her. Der Begriff und seine Derivate sind auch vorchristl. bezeugt (Liddell/Scott s.v.), gewannen aber ihre spezifisch rel. Bedeutung erst im Kontext des Christentums, in dem das Bekenntnis zu Jesus als dem Herrn bzw. als dem Christus eine für den rel. Vollzug konstitutive Rolle hat (Röm 10,10; Mt 10,32f.) und früh die Notwendigkeit entstand, in einer V…

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 Verinnerlichung des rel. Lebens (Innerl…

Prayer

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Author(s): Alles, Gregory D. | Reventlow, Henning Graf | Gebauer, Roland | Förster, Niclas | Wallmann, Johannes | Et al.
[German Version] I. Religious Studies Prayer is one of the most frequent and important religious acts in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It also appears in other religions – for example the indigenous religions of America. But it does not appear to be universal. Some Buddhist traditions, for example, are atheistic, and in them there is no prayer in the strict sense; these traditions often allow their adherents to pray to gods (e.g. Hindu gods), but they value the goals of such prayer less than enl…
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