Porta, Conrad

Porta, Conrad a Lutheran divine, as born in 1541 at Osterwick, near Halberstadt having completed his studies, he was called in 1566 as rector to Osterwcick. In 1567 he went as conrector to Eisleben; in 1569 he was made deacon of St. Nicolai; in 1575, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul and assessor of the consistory, at the same time supplying the spiritual wants of the Church of the Holy Ghost and lecturing at the Gymnasium. When in 1572 the Flacian controversy took place, he sided with the Eisleben theologians against Spangenberg. Porta died in 1585. He wrote, Pastorale Luthern (Eisleben, 1582): — Oratio de assidua lectione operusm Lutheri (ibid.), etc. See Winer, Hundbuch der theolog. Literatur, 2, 29; Jocher, Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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