1629, Jan 21693, Apr 5
a German Lutheran minister and devotional writer. His most important work was Seelen-Schatz ("The Soul's Treasure", 5 parts, 1675-1692; new ed., 3 vols., Berlin, 1852–53), describing the progress of the soul from misery to eternal life and combining allegory, dogmatics, and ethics. It has been translated into numerous languages, including Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Finnish. Scriver was also a hymn-writer, though his hymns never gained wide acceptance.
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