Hoornbeek, Johann

Hoornbeek, Johann A distinguished Dutch divine, was born at Harlem Nov. 4,1617. He entered the ministry at Cologne in 1639, and was appointed to Utrecht as minister and professor of theology in 1644. In 1654 he went to Leyden as professor, where he died Sept. 1, 1666. He was a prolific and much esteemed writer. Among those of his works which max yet be of interest to the scholar are, Epistola ad Joh. Duraeum de Independentismo (Lugd. Bat. 1659) — Brevis instit. studii theologici (Ultraj. 1658) — Summa controversiarum religionis (1653), which is still, with Spanheim's, one of the most useful compendiums of reformed polemics — Socinianismus conjutatts (Utrecht and Amst. 1650-1664, 3 vols. 4to), an extract of which was given by Knibble (Leyd. 1690) — Miscellanea Sacra (Utrecht, 1677). Of especial value is his Theologia practica cum irenica (Ultraj. 1663-1698, 3 vols. 4to: new edit. 1672). — Herzog, Real Encyklop. 6, 260; Bayle, Gen. Dictionary, s.v.; Hook, Eccles. Biography, 6, 149; Staiudlin, Geschichte d. theol. Moral s. d. Wiederauflebung d. Wissenschaft, p. 429 sq.; Schröckh, Kirchengesch. s. d. Reform. 8, 603 sq.; Gass, Gesch. d. Dogmat. 2, 287, 293.

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