Abel, Jacob Friedrich Von

Abel, Jacob Friedrich von a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born at Vaihingen, May 9, 1751. In 1790 he was appointed professor of philosophy at Tubingen; in 1811 he was made general superintendent at Ohringen, in 1823 at Urach, and died at Tubingen, July 7, 1829. He wrote, Philosophische Untersuchung uber die letzten Grunde unseres Glaubens an-Gott ,(Heilbronn, 1818 ): — Philosophische Untersuchung uber die Verbindung der Menschen mit hoheren Geistern (Stuttg. 17-791) — Ausfurliche Darstellung des Grundes unseres Glaubens an Unsterblichkeit (Frankf. 1828). See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit 1, 413, 428, 471; Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 1, 776 sq. — (B. P.)

 
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