Johann Friedrich Ruopp

RUOPP, Johann Friedrich. b. Strasbourg, 1672 (baptized 1 March); d. Halle, 26 May 1708. The son of a shoemaker, he was educated at the Universities of Strasbourg and Jena, becoming a vicar at Lampertheim and pastor at Goxwiller (Gottesweiler), near Strasbourg (1692). He served as an assistant to his step-brother at Breuschwickersheim, near Strasbourg (1699). Ruopp was a member of a Pietist circle that disturbed the peace of the church in Strasbourg: with Johann Friedrich Haug, a radical theology student, he published Jesuslieder (1704), including the hymn ‘Erneure mich, o ewig’s [ewiges] Licht’ (EG 390). In 1705 he was forced to leave Strasbourg and expelled from the Lutheran ministry: for...

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