Hoburg, Christian

Hoburg, Christian a mystic, born at Luneburg in 1607, was for a time assistant minister at Lauenburg, and, later, subconrector at Uelzen. Here he was deposed from his position on account of his mystical tendencies, and he retired to private life at Hamburg. Later, he was appointed minister to congregations in the duchy of Brunswick, and finally became a Mennonite preacher at Hamburg. He died in 1675. Hoburg wrote much under the pseudonym Bachmann and Pratorius, as Der unbekannte Christus (Hamb. 1858; Frankf. 1695): — Theol. syst. (2nd edit. 1656; Nimeg. 1672; 3rd edit. 1684, and often). See Lebenbeschreibung (by his son Philip, 1676) Pierer, Univ. Lex. 8, 420; Jocher, Gelehrt. Lex. 2, 1668. (J. H.W.)

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