Mayer, Johann Friedrich

Mayer, Johann Friedrich a German Lutheran minister, was born at Leipsic in 1650. He studied in the university of his native city, and became successively superintendent of Leissnig in 1673, of Grimma in 1679, professor of theology at Wittemberg in 1684, pastor of St. Joseph of Hamburg in 1686, professor of the gymnasium of that city in 1687, professor at the University of Kiel in 1688, professor and archchancellor at the University of Greifswald, and general superintendent of Pomerania and Rugen, in 1701. He died at Stettin in 1712. Mayer had taken a leading part in all the controversies of the time. Among his voluminous works we notice Bibliotheca Biblica, which treats of the most celebrated Jewish, Romish, Lutheran, and Calvinistic expositions of Scripture (best edition, Nostock, 1713): — Best Method of Studying Holy Scripture: — History of Martin Luther's German Version of the Bible: — An Account of the Moderns who have written against the Holy Scriptures: — An Exposition of the first two Psalms: — Tractatus de Osculo Redum Pontificis Romani: — De Fide Baronii et Bellarmini ipsis Pontificiis ambigua. See Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 9:209; Pierer, Universal- Lexikon, 11:35; Hook, Biog. Dict. 7:262. (J. N. P.)

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