BOREEL, bo"rêl', ADAM: Preacher and sectary; b. at Middelburg, in Zealand, 1603; d. in Amsterdam 1666. He was pastor of a Reformed congregation, but resigned his office, and became the leader of a separatistic party, which acknowledged no other religious authority than the Scripture. His work, Ad legem et testimonium (1645), attracted great attention. Here he developed that the written word of God, without any human commentary, was the sole means of awakening faith; that the Church had fallen completely away from the Lord; that the Christian ought to shun all connection with the Established Church, and confine himself to his private devotion, etc. His minor writings, fifteen in number, were collected at Amsterdam, 1683. His followers, known as Boreelists, never attained to much importance.
BORNEMANN, bor'ne-man, FRIEDRICH WILHELM BERNHARD: German Lutheran theologian; b. at Lüneburg (68 m. n.n.e. of Hanover) Mar. 2, 1858. He was educated at the universities of Göttingen (Ph.D., 1879) and Leipsic, and was successively tutor at Bremen (1879) and Medingen (1880). Two years later he became inspector of the seminary at Göttingen, and in 1884 was privat-docent for church history in the same university. In 1886 he was appointed inspector of the seminary for theological candidates at Magdeburg, where he became professor in the following year. From 1898 to 1902 he was professor of theology at Basel, and since the latter year has been pastor of the Luther Church at Frankfort. His works include In investiganda monachatus origine quibus de causis ratio habenda sit Origenis (Göttingen, 1886); Die Unzulänglichkeit des theologischen Studiums (Leipsic, 1886; anonymous); Kirchenideale und Kirchenreformen (1887); Schulandachten (Berlin, 1889); Bittere Wahrheiten (5th ed., Göttingen, 1891); Unterricht im Christentum (1891); Die Thessalonicherbriefe
BORNHAEUSER, born-hoi'zer, KARL BERNHARD: German Lutheran; b. at Mannheim (43 m. s.w. of Frankfort) May 19, 1868. He was educated at the universities of Halle and Greifswald, and was pastor at Sinsheim (1890-94) and Carlsruhe (1894-1902). In 1902 he became associate professor of systematic and practical theology at Greifswald, and in 1905-06 was also assistant to the professor of practical theology at Halle. Became professor of systematic and practical theology at Marburg, 1907. He has written Vergottungslehre des Athanasius und Johannes Damascenus (Gütersloh, 1903); and Wollte Jesus die Heidenmission? (1903).
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