Kirchmayr, Thomas

Kirchmayr, Thomas a German theologian, was born at Straubingen, Bavaria, in the early part of the 16th century; became pastor first at Stadtsulza, in Thuringia, and later (in 1541) at Kahla. He died at Wiesbach in 1563. Kirchmayr is noted as the author of a commentary on 1 John, in which he advocates the predestination theory in a somewhat peculiar manner. He teaches that the chosen ones never lose the influence of the holy Spirit, however great their transgression. He was criticised and obliged to quit the pulpit.-Pierer, Universal Lexikon, 9:534.

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