STAPFER, Johannes. b. Bern, Switzerland, 1719 (baptised 27 December); d. Bern, 21 October 1801. He was educated at Bern, and became a minister of the Swiss Reformed Church, serving at Aarburg (in the Canton of Bern, now in Aargau), before returning to Bern as Professor of Practical Theology at the Theological College in 1756. He taught at the Latin School at Bern (1761-73) and at the Theology College (1774- ), where he was Rektor (1787-90, and 1796). His sermons were printed as Johannes Stapfer’s, Professors der Gottesgelehrtheit in Bern, Predigten (1761, many editions thereafter). He edited Die Psalmen und Fest-Lieder für den öffentlichen Gottesdienst der Stadt und Landschaft Bern, for...
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