Neuman, Johann Georg

Neuman, Johann Georg a German theologian, was born in 1661 at Hertz, near Merseburg. He was educated at the University of Wittenberg, and became in 1690 professor of poesy and librarian in his alma mater, and in 1692 obtained a theologian's chair; he was called later to the dignity of provost of the court chapel. His death occurred in 1709. Neuman was one of the principal adversaries of Spener. He wrote more than a hundred and twenty dissertations upon theological, historical, and literary subjects, most of which are collected in his Primiiwe dissertationum (Wittenberg, 1700, 1707, and 1716, 8vo), and in his Progranmmata academica (ibid. 1707 and 1722, 4to). He also published the biographies of several theologians; among them Hunnius, Hutter, Runge, etc. See Schonbach, Vita Neumanni (1716, 8vo); Raufft., Leben der chur-sachsischen Theologen, volume 2; Faber, Nachrichten von der Schloss-Kirche zu Wittenberg; Gass, Dogmengesch. 3:57; Erdmann, Biographien der Probste zu Wittenberg.

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