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Lodenstein, Jodocus von

a noted Dutch theologian, was born at Delft in 1620. He studied undel Voetius at Utrecht, and under Cocceius and Amesius at Franeker, and became preacher at Zoetemer in 1644; at Sluys, in Flanders, in 1650, and at Utrecht in 1652-in all of which places he used every exertion to revive the spirit of practical piety among his countrymen, whom great prosperity had rendered worldly-minded and indifferent. When, in 1672, the country was threatened by the invasion of the French under Louis XIV, he proclaimed it a judgment of the Lord, and called on them to repent. He found many followers. In 1665 he ceased to administer the Lord's Supper, from conscientious scruples. Laying great stress on purity of life and of heart, he feared lest he might administer it to some unworthy to receive this sacred ordinance. The number of his adherents gradually increased, and they spread over the whole Netherlands, but they never separated from the Reformed Church like the Labadists. The effect of Lodenstein's doctrines in Holland was like that following Spener's labors afterwards in Germany. He died pastor of Utrecht in 1677. He wrote [Verfallenes Christenthum (published after his delath by J. Hofmann), Reformationsspiesel (to be found also in Arnold's Kirchen u. Ketzerhistorie), a a number of hymns, etc. Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 10:450. (J.N.P.)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Lodenstein, Jodocus von'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/l/lodenstein-jodocus-von.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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