Martin Moller (* 10th of November IN 1547 in Ließnitz, today Kropstädt near Wittenberg; † 2nd of March, 1606 in Görlitz) was a German mystic and hymn writer. He is valid as a co-founder to Protestant ones Devotional literature.
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After the visit of the town school in Wittenberg from 1560 to 1566 Moller came in 1566 on the high school founded anew in Görlitz where he received an intensive humanistic and theological education after the principles Philipp Melanchthons from his first rector Peter Vincentius and his colleagues Laurentius Ludovicus.
Through his teacher Ludovicu he became in 1568 a choirmaster and preacher in the Silesian lion's mountain. In 1572 he received a Pastorat in the neighbouring village Kressels. With this first appeal he was ordained, like then commonly, automatically in Wittenberg. Moller received in 1575 the Pastorat in Sprottau and accepted, finally, in 1600 an appeal as a main pastor in the Peter and Paul church in Görlitz. The lacking formal theology study was valid for the advice of the town as unessential, because he has learnt the reason of the apprenticeship and studies> already years ago here in the Görlitzer high school, finally, <.
However, already in the first year of his Görlitzer activity he was dragged onto the debate around the Silesian Kryptocalvinismus. In particular Salomon Gesner attacked him hard. In his warning to them … Common people in Silesia, them for tearing Calvi niches … Irrthumben … want to intend (1601) Gesner Mollers just attacked appeared main work Practise Evangeliorum sharply. Moller answered in the subsequent year with his Apologia (1602). Indeed, felt Moller to the Philippismus obliged and denied itself in the second half of the 16th century starting Lutheran-confessional narrow guidance of the reforming theology.
Moller already went blind few years after his assumption of office to Peter and Paul's church and passed away at the age of 59 years in Görlitz. Among his local children young Jacob Böhme who should get later during conflict with Mollers office successor Gregor Richter (1560-1624) was also.
Mollers the most important achievement was the cogrounds of a Protestant-Lutheran devotional literature. He was anxious above all to make the reforming teaching declarations like they to the justification from faith in prayer and meditation for the personal, everyday devoutness discernibly. In addition he helped himself to the rich tradition of the prereforming mysticism. By his writings, for example, Bernhard von Clairvaux and the prayers handed down under his name like Membra of Jesus Nostri as well as Johannes Tauler also for the Protestant Spiritualitätt became accessible and influenced through this again the future devotional literature and hymn poetry.
Moller created several hymns by which some are to be found still today in the Protestant hymnal, under it: Heilger mind, you comforter mine (the EC 128), Mollers German Umdichtung of Stephen Langton's Whitsun sequence Veni Sancte Spritus et emitte as well as Taking of us man you loyal God (the EC 146) and Oh God, how some heartbreak.
Johann Sebastian Bach has processed both last-named songs in Choralkantaten of the same name (index of Bach's works 3, index of Bach's works 58 and index of Bach's works 102), under it Oh God, how some heartbreak even in two different settings.
The list of the printings appeared in the German linguistic area of the 16th century (VD 16) lists a total of 30 entries to Martin Moller, under it:
Other, after 1600 appeared titles (see VD 17:
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Möller, Martin|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German mystic and hymn writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||10th of November, 1547|
|BIRTHPLACE||Kropstädt near Wittenberg|
|STERBEDATUM||2nd of March, 1606|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Görlitz|