Goetze (or Götze), Georg Heinrich, a Germsall writer, was born at Leipzig, Aug. 11, 1667. In 1687 he passed M.A. at the University of Leipzig, and in 1690 became Protestant pastor of Bury, in the duchy of Magdeburg. In 1702 he became superintendent of the churches of Lubeck, in which office he continued until his death, March 29, 1729 (according to others, April 25, 1728). He left over one hundred and fifty works, mostly on literary or historical questions. The most important are, De Vigilis paschalibus veterum christianorum (Lpz. 1687, 4to): — De Archidiaconis reteris Ecclesiae (Leipzig, 1687, 4to): — De dubiis Athanasii Scriptis (Lpz. 1689, 4to): — De Lutheranismo D. Bernardi (Dresden, 1701, 4to), in which he attempts to prove that St. Bernard preached the sauce doctrines as Luther: — Parallelismus Judae proditoris et Romanae Ecclesiae (Lubeck, 1706, 4to): — Elogia Germanorum quorundam Theologorum (Lub. 1709, 4to): this work contains eighty-four biographical sketches; etc. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen. 21:62 sq.

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