Boehme, Anton Wilhelm

Boehme, Anton Wilhelm a Lutheran theologian of Germany and England, was born at Oestorff, in the County of Pyrmont, June 1, 1673. He studied at Halle, and went in 1701 to England, at the request of several German families residing there, who intrusted to him the education of their children. In 1705 he was appointed court-preacher to the prince George of Denmark; a position which he retained under queen Anne and George I. He died May 27, 1722. He wrote, Discourses and Tracts for Promoting the Common Interest of True Christianity: — The Duty of Reformation: — The Doctrine of Godly Sorrow: — Plain Directions for Reading the Holy Bible: — The First Principles of Practical Christianity. He also translated into English Arnd's True Christianity. His writings were published at Altona in 1731, with Rambach's preface, containing also a biography of Boehme. (B. P.)

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