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Selnecker, Nikolaus

(Selneccer; Schellenecker; Selneccerus; Seleneccer; ca. 1528/30–1592). B. Hersbruck, near Nürnberg, Ger.; organist Nürnberg at ca. 12; studied in Wittenberg from ca. 1549 under P. Melanchthon; lectured on philol., philos., and theol.; court preacher Dresden ca. 1558; prof. theol. Jena 1565; prof. and pastor Leipzig 1568; court preacher Wolfenbüttel 1570; later active at Halle, Magdeburg, and Hildesheim, changing theol. circumstances largely determining his movements. Helped develop Thomas Choir, Leipzig. Helped prepare and promote FC (see Lutheran Confessions, C 2) and Apologia oder Verantwortung des christlichen Concordienbuchs 1582 (see also Chemnitz, Martin; Kirchner. Timotheus). Other works include Christliche Psalmen, Lieder, und Kirchengesenge; Lat. verse; theol. works in Lat. and Ger. See also Neostadiensium admonitio; Passion, The.

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