Pomarius, Samuel Baumgarten

Pomarius, Samuel Baumgarten a German Lutheran divine, was born April 26, 1624, near Wintzig, in Silesia. His father, a miller, was opposed to his predilection for study, and he had many obstacles to surmount before he could get through his course of studies at the college. He pursued his studies at Breslau, Frankfort, and Wittenberg. On Jan. 1, 1653, he was called to Beshin, in Silesia, but soon went to that portion of Berlin then known as Cologne-on-the-Spree as deacon of St. Peter's, and from thence to Magdeburg as pastor of St. Jacobi. In 1665 he was made rector and professor of theology at Eperies, in Upper Hutngaria. On account of the persecution against the evangelical party, he had to leave that position in 1673, and went to Wittenberg, where he lectured on theology, preaching at the same time. In 1674 he went as pastor and superintendent to Lubeck, where he died, March 2, 1683. Almost all the writings of Pomarius are of a polemical nature, and intended to defend the Lutheran tenets. He was engaged in many theological disputes with Jesuits, and even with Protestant theologians. We mention among his works, De A Noctambulis (Wittenberg, 1649, 1650, 4to): — De moderatione theologiae (ibid. 1674, 4to): — Dissertatio de vetitate religionis Lutherane: — Comment. in epistolam Judae: — Analysin et exegesisn articulorum Aug. Confessionis: -De majestate S. Scripture, etc. See Jocher, Gelehrten-Lexicon, s.v.; Chaufepie, Dict. Histor s.v.; Wetzer u. Welte, Kirch. — Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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