DORSCHE (or DORSCHEUS), Johann Georg

DORSCHE (or DORSCHEUS), Johann Georg. Summi theologi D. Joh. Georg Dorschei … Dissertatio de horrenda & miserabili Satanae obsessione, ejusdemque ex obsessis expulsione : multorum votis expetita, cujus nunc in juventutis studiosae commodum prodit. Oder Von der abschau und erba: der: von der abschäu- und erbärmlichen Besitzung der Satans, auch desselben Austreibung von denen Besessenen…


Rostochii: typis Johannis Richelii 1738.



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8vo (19.5×15.5 cm); [i], A1-F3, pp. 46. Title page; preface by the author. Roman letter with Gothic and Italic; in Latin. Trimmed upper margin of title page; small tear on upper right margin of title page. Floriated initial. Some browning and foxing throughout that do not affect the text. Modern limp vellum binding. A reprint, with addition of German title and minor differences, of the edition of 1667.


Johann Georg Dorsche was a leading representative of Lutheran orthodoxy in the 17th century. He was a Professor at the Universities of Tübingen, Strasbourg and Rostock. The Dissertatio de horrenda & miserabili Satanae obsessione was first presented by Dorsche at the University of Rostock in 1654 when he was a Professor there.

Bibliography: Not in Caillet; Clark, S., Thinking with demons: the idea of witchcraft in early modern Europe Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, pp. 405, n. 14.