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Johann Gerhard
b. October 17, 1582 – d. August 17, 1637 • Lutheran • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Gerhard, Johann
Gerhard, Johann (1582–1637), *Lutheran theologian. Born in Quedlingburg, where J.*Arndt was pastor, he studied medicine at *Wittenberg and theology at Jena, and taught theology at Jena from 1616 until his death. A prolific writer, Gerhard’s great dogmatic work is his massive Loci Theologici (9 vols.
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Gerhard, Johann
Gerhard, Johann, the “arch-theologian” and standard dogmatician of the Luth. Church, b. Oct. 17, 1582, at Quedlinburg, province of Saxony. Whilst attending school there he was induced by Johann Arndt to devote himself to the service of the Church. He studied theology at Wittenberg, Marburg, and Jena.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Gerhard, Johann
Gerhard, Johann (1582–1637). German Lutheran theologian who was born in Quedlinburg. He studied medicine in Wittenberg, but then, in fulfillment of a vow, he devoted himself to theology. At the age of fifteen he suffered a terrible illness that produced in him a deep depression, during which he thought
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Gerhard, Johann
Gerhard, JohannEarly in life Johann Gerhard (1582–1637) was advised by Johann Arndt to study theology. He became recognized as a German Lutheran theologian, receiving his doctor of theology in 1606; serving as superintendent at Heldburg (1606–15) and superintendent-general of Coburg (1615–16), where
Who’s Who in Christian History
Gerhard, Johann
Gerhard, Johann (1582–1637)German Lutheran theologian who was part of the so-called Trias Johannes, which included scholars Johann Major and Johann HimmelBorn at Quedlinburg in Halle, Gerhard studied at Wittenberg, Jena, and Marburg. In 1616 he returned to Jena as professor and worked closely with