philipp nicolai, augsburg, herdecke, waldeck, gebhard, christian, theology
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
During Philipp Nicolai's lifetime the company of ministers in the city of Zurich referred to him as "this miserable person who goes thrashing around and biting like another wild boar, altogether without reason or Christian modesty." Others of his foes called him a lunatic who ought to be chained to a wall, and could not resist the temptation of twisting his surname Nicolai into "Nicolaitan." His admirers, on the other hand, saw in him "a second Chrysostom."
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Piepkorn, Arthur Carl
"Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608): Theologian, Mystic, Hymn Writer, Polemicist, and Missiologist: A Biobibliographical Survey,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 39, Article 44.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol39/iss1/44