Lutheran pastor and author of writings of a critical, theoretical, theological, and devotional character. The son of commoner parents, Weigel depended upon princely patronage to attend an elite Latin school and subsequently studied theology at the Universities of Leipzig and Wittenberg, possibly also teaching briefly at the latter.
Weeks, Andrew, "Weigel" (2005). Faculty Publications-Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. 114.
This article was originally published as “Weigel,” in Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, ed. Wouter J. Hanegraaff (Leiden: Brill, 2005): pp. 1165-1166. (2 pages)