Reformer of Hieronymus Weller Molsdorf

Jerome Weller of Molsdorf, Lutheran theologian, came from a patrician family, which was originally established in Voigtland, 1430 was, however, immigrated to Freiburg. His father, John Weller was mayor of the City of Freiburg, died, however, 1509. For the most 5. April 1499 born son meant the early death of his father, that he was brought to his uncle in Naumburg, where he attended the Cathedral School.

At the 9. October 1517 be enrolled as WAt Theler "Iheronimus Foller de Freiberg" at the Leucorea in Wittenberg. He graduated from a humanistic study, that it u.a. also brought into contact with the Greek language. At the 12. April 1519 Weller was graduated with the Bachelor. For financial reasons, however, he was forced, discontinue his studies. He went as a Greek teacher in Zwickau and Schneeberg. Support from relatives, he could 1525 continue his studies in Wittenberg.

Weller started with a law degree, but then decided, after he had heard a sermon Luther's Catechism, to, include the study of theology. He moved into Luther's house and got him to 1533 Room and board provided. During this time he taught his son Luther, John. 1530 Weller declined from the acquisition of a Magisterium in Dresden, to continue his theological studies can. At the 11. September 1535 Weller disputed with Medler over established by Luther theses on the relationship between faith and works. At the 14. September 1535 were both graduated to doctors of theology.

In early August 1536 Weller married Anna on the riser, a daughter from an old patrician family Freiberger. 1539 He finally left the University of Wittenberg and became effective on 28. July 1539 theological language editing in Freiberg, in which he had to perform oversight of the school. He held every day theological lectures in high school, in which he explained the Scriptures. Even theological disputations were held at Weller in Freiberg. Politically, he represented the religion mediating a wise course of the Wittenberg theologians Luther and Melanchthon. The 1560 published Corpus Doctrinae Philippicum not contrary to the teaching of Luther.

Weller is evident not least in the esteem of his two teachers as Wittenberg theologian of compromise and conciliation. 1566 He was in the context of the Freiberg doctrinal disputes and 1571 asked on the occasion of the Dresden Convention to his theological judgment. Weller remained faithful to his hometown and struck Appeals to the Meissen Consistory, the University of Leipzig, to Nuremberg, Vienna and Copenhagen. Literary he distinguished himself mainly as a practical theologian and exegete. So he wrote a sermon teaching, Writings on pastoral care and interpretations to songs Reformation. The dogmatic writings are secondary back markedly. At the 20. March 1572 Weller died after ten years of illness. Those: ADB 44, 472–476.


Lammel, Christoph Friedrich: Historia Welleriana, i.e. Historical Description Of Adelichen sex and life of the famous high-Theological, Mr. Hieronymi Welleri of Molsdorff, Leipzig: Lanckisch 1700

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