WäcHtler, jAkob

Wächtler, Jakob a Lutheran theologian of Ger. many, was born at Grimma, Sept. 17, 1638. He studied at Wittenberg, where, in 1665, he became adjunct to the philosophical faculty. In 1666 he was made archdeacon at Oschatz, and in 1679 superintendent at Gommern. For the same position he was called in 1687 to Beltzig, was in 1698 created doctor of divinity, and died Nov. 4, 1702. He wrote, Chiliasticae Vanitatis Demonstratio contra J. Spenerum: — De Cathedra Confessionali contra Spenerum: — Harmonia Sacra Paracletica, etc. See Pipping, Memoriae Theologorum; Ranft Leben der churstchischen Gottesgelehrten; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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