Johann Spieker

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Johann Spieker , also Johannes Spieker (born March 26, 1756 in Wolfhagen , † April 18, 1825 in Herborn ) was a German pastor and Reformed theologian .

Johann Spieker was the son of a businessman. From 1771 to 1775 he studied Protestant theology and philosophy in Marburg . In 1776 he became pastor in Rauschenberg and in 1780 collegiate preacher in Bad Hersfeld . In 1800 Spieker took over the pastor's office in Nastätten and in 1806 became inspector ( superintendent ). After the theological faculty of the University of Marburg had awarded him a doctorate in 1817, he was appointed first professor and director of the theological seminary in Herborn in 1818 . In Herborn he also worked as a pastor.

Spieker wrote several theological writings and has been particularly committed to the union of the two Protestant denominations in the Duchy of Nassau since 1817 .


  • The mind book as an understanding of the youth in elementary schools about the most worth knowing objects of human life . 1812 (3rd edition 1821)
  • Message about the Herzogl. Nassau Evangelical Christian Seminary . 1819
  • About the use of rationalism in religious instruction for the people and youth . 1821