Winckelmann, Johann

Winckelmann, Johann a Lutheran theologian of (Germany, was born in 1551 at Homburg, in Hesse. He studied at different universities; received the degree of doctor of divinity at Basle in 1581, and was appointed court preacher at Cassel in 1582. In 1592 he was called, as professor of theology to Marburg; in 1607 he received the chair of theology at Giessen, and in 1612 the superintendency there. He died Aug. 16,1626. He wrote commentaries on the Minor Prophets, the gospels of SS. Mark and Luke, the epistles to the Romans and Galatians; on St. Peter's and James's epistles, and on the Apocalypse. He also wrote dissertations on different passages of Scripture and on theological and other subjects. See Freher, Theatrum Eruditorum; Witte. Menornice Theologorum; Jocher, Algemeines Gelehrten Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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