Nifanius, Christian a German theologian, was born at Sechlingen, in Dithmar, March 11,1629, He was successively superintendent of the Lutheran churches of Corbach, Eisenberg, and Ravensberg. He died June 5, 1689. We have of his works, De pneumatices existentia (Rostock, 1655, 4to): — De gsntilium in Vetere Testamento ad regnum coelorum vocatione (ibid. 1655, 4to): — Centuria thesium pansophicarum (Giessen, 1658, 4to): — Commentarius in Joannem Anti-Grotianum (ibid. 1658,1659, and 1684, 4to): —
Metaphysica contracta (ibid. 1662, 8vo): — Ostensio quod Carolus Magnus in quam plurimis fidei articulis formaliter non fuerit papista (Frankfort, 1670, 8vo): — Carolus Magnus exhibitus confessor veritatis evangelicce in Augustana confessione (ibid. 1679, 8vo): — Justinus philosophus exhibitus veritatis evangelicce testis et confessor (ibid. 1688, 8vo); and a large number of theological dissertations. See Molier, Cimbria literata, vol. ii; Pipping, Memoriar. theologorum.