Lorenz, Johann Michael

Lorenz, Johann Michael, a German theologian, was born at Strasburg June 16, 1692, and was educated at the university of that city. In 1713 he obtained the degree of A.M.; in 1714 he was appointed preacher in his native place; in 1722, professor ordinary of divinity at his alma mater. In addition to this, he was appointed in 1724 visitor of Williams College; in 1728, morning preacher and prebendary of the foundation of St. Thomas; in 1734, pastor of the Thomas Church; in 1741, vice-president of the ecclesiastical conference. The doctorate in divinity he obtained in 1722. He died August 13, 1752.

By more than fifty Latin dissertations on dogmatical and exegetical theology Lorenz gained an honorable name in theological literature. We only mention Dissertatio de unctione Spiritali, ad 1Jo 2:27 (Argentorati. 1723, 4to). See Doring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, volume 2, s.v.

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