« Bergier, Nicolas Sylvestre Bergius, Johannes Berkeley, George »

Bergius, Johannes

BERGIUS, JOHANNES: Reformed theologian; b. at Stettin Feb. 24, 1587; d. at Berlin Dec. 19, 1658. He studied at Heidelberg and Strasburg; in 1615 became professor at Frankfort-on-the-Oder, where the theological faculty represented the Reformed faith; 1623 court preacher at Berlin. He was present at the Colloquy of Leipsic (1631) and the Thorn Conference (1645), but declined to attend the Synod of Dort (1618), as he wished for union rather than the establishment of Calvinism. He was emphatically a mediator, and showed himself temperate and dignified in controversy. He published many sermons.

Bibliography: D. H. Hering, Beiträge zur Geschichte der evangelisch-reformirten Kirche in den preussisch-brandenburgischen Ländern, i, 16 sqq., ii, 82, Breslau, 1784–85; H. Landwehr, Die Kirchenpolitik Friedrich Wilhelms des Grossen Kurfürsten, pp. 150 sqq., Berlin, 1894.

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