John Laurence von Mosheim revolutionized the way church histories are written. Rather than taking history at face value and providing a simple narration of unquestioned happenings, his research scrutinized events. Mosheim is credited with producing a body of work with a degree of research and impartiality unseen in biblical scholarship.
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John Laurence von Mosheim, (1694–1755), or Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, was a German Lutheran theologian who founded the pragmatic school of church historians. His work was characteristically insistent on the utmost accuracy without embellishment, seeking to provide histories imbued with “purity and integrity.” His work was especially influential in the formation of the University of Göttingen. He was made chancellor of the university in 1747.