Lobethan, Johann Konrad

Lobethan, Johann Konrad a German theologian, was born at Hebel, near Homburg, September 29, 1688. In 1705 he entered the University of Marburg; later, he spent three years in Cassel, and in 1711 went to Bremen to continue his studies. In 1714 he accepted a call to Weimar as court preacher of the duchess dowager Charlotte Dorothea Sophie; in 1720, to Chthen, as chief minister and superintendent, with the dignity of a councilor of the Consistory. Subsequently he was, for several years, the first minister and councilor of the Consistory of the German Reformed Church at Magdeburg. The latter portion of his life he spent at Cothen, where he died November 29, 1735. Lobethan was noted as an eminent preacher; the earnest and warm mode of his delivery always captivated the attention of his audience. Of his productions, mostly of an ascetical character, we mention Dissert. de magisterio gratiae sub Novo Testam. (Bremae, 1711, 4to). — Doring, Gelehrte Th. Deutschl. s.v.

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