Hohnbaum, Johann Christian

Hohnbaum, Johann Christian a distinguished German preacher, born at Rodach, near Hildburghausen, was educated at the University of Göttingen, under Michaelis, Walch, Hevne, and others. For a time he was private tutor and preacher. In 1777 he was appointed court preacher at Coburg, and, nine years later, minister and superintendent of his native city. He died Nov. 13,1825. Hohnbaum was an assistant in the preparation of the Hildburger Gesangbuch (hymn- book), and contributed also largely to different theological periodicals. His theological works are Ueber d. heilige Abendmahl (Cobl. 1781, 8vo): — Predigten fiber Gesch. d. A. T. (ibid. 1788-89, 2 vols. 8vo): — Gesinge und Predigten (ib. 1800, 8vo). — Döring, Deutschl. Kanzelredner, p. 143 sq. (J. H. W.)

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