Noltenius, Johann Arnold

Noltenius, Johann Arnold a German Protestant theologian, was born at Sparemberg, in Westphalia, April 16, 1683. His family had been driven from Holland by the persecutions of the duke of Alva. After studying theology at Franecker and Duysburg, he became pastor in Hanover in 1709; in 1718 he was appointed professor of theology at Frankfort-on-the-Oder; in 1720, chaplain to the king; and afterwards Church counselor and governor of the young princes. He died at Berlin March 2,1740. As a court-preacher Nolteniis gained an enviable notoriety; as a man he was highly respected for his straightforward and consistent walk. He wrote, De judiciis sanctorum ino mundum et angelos (Bremen, 1718, 4to): — Argumentum pro veritate religionis Christiance, ex miraculis descentum (Frankf.-ad-O. 1718, 4to): — 'in prophetiam Ziphanice (ibid. 1719,1720, 4to): — Miscellan. Predigten (ibid. 1727, 4to): — and several articles in the Bibl. Bremensis; among them a curious letter, in 1734, in which he gives ans account of the chemical miracle operated in Berlin in imitation of that of St. Jan.uarius at Naples. See Hering, Beitrage z. Gesch. d. Reforn. Kirche in Brandenburg, 1:60; Chaufepie, Nouveau Dict. Hist. s.v.; Gass, Dogmen. Gesch. 3:126. (J. N. P.)

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