The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Mosheim, Johann Lorenz von

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Mosheim, Johann Lorenz von
Edition of 1920. See also Johann Lorenz von Mosheim on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

MOSHEIM, Johann Lorenz von, yō'hän lō'rĕnts fōn mōs'hīm, German Protestant theologian: b. Lübeck, 9 Oct. 1694; d. Göttingen, 9 Sept. 1755. He studied and taught at Kiel; became professor of theology at Helmstedt in 1723, abbot of Marienthal in 1726 and professor (1747) and university chancellor (1755) at Göttingen; was a notable preacher and an erudite theologian and church historian of liberal leanings; and wrote ‘Institutiones Historiæ Ecclesiasticæ (1755, translated into English by Maclaine); ‘Institutiones Historiæ Christianæ’ (1763); ‘Attempt at an Impartial and Thorough History of Heresies’ (1748-50); ‘Morals of the Holy Writ’ (1770-78); etc.