Schelhorn father and son, two prominent theologians of the 18th century, whose works are still very valuable to the Church historian.
1. JOHANN GEORG, Sr., was born December 8, 1694, at Memmingen. He studied at Jena, was in 1718 conrector in his native city, in 1734 pastor, in 1753 doctor of theology, in 1754 superintendent, and died March 31, 1773. Of his works, we mention, De Religionis Evangelicae in Provincia Salisburgemisi Ortu et Fatis (Leipsic, 1732; also in German and Dutch): — Amenstates Historiae Ecclesiasticae et Litterariae (1737-46, 4 volumes: Germ. translation, Ulm, 1762-64, 3 volumes): — Acta Historica Ecclesiastica Seculi XV et XVI (1738): — De Vita, Fatis Meritis Ph. Camerarii Commentarius (Nuremberg, 1740): — Diatribe de Antiquissimum Latinorum Bibliorum Editione (1760). See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.; Meusel, Lexikon verstorbener deutscher Schriffsteller, 12:124 sq.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Reliqieuses, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:783, 787; Plitt- Herzog, Real-Encyclop. s.v.
2. JOHANN GEORG, Jr., was born at Memmingen, December 4, 1733; studied at Gottingen and Tubingen, was in 1756 preacher at Buxach, near Memmingen, in 1762 at Memmingen, in 1793 superintendent there, and died November 22, 1802. He wrote, Beitrage zur Erlauterung der Geschichte, etc. (1772-77, 4 parts): — Anleitug fur Bibliothekare und Archivare (1788-1791, 2 volumes), etc. See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.; Koch, Geschichte des deutschen Kirchenliedes, 5:190; 6:224; Meusel, Lexikon verstorbener deutscher Schriftsteller, s.v.; Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyclop. s.v. (B.P.)