Anton, Paul

Anton, Paul a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born in 1661 at Hirschfeld, in Upper Lusatia. He studied at Leipsic; accompanied, in 1687, prince Friedrich August of Saxony on his tour through France, Spailn, Portugal, and Italy; was appointed, in 1689, superintendent at Rochlitz, and in. 1692 court-preacher at Eisemiach; at the suggestion of Spener he was called, in 1695,-to Halle as professor of theology and member of the Magdeburg Consistory; and died in 1730. He was one of the founders of the Pietistic School at Halle; where he had labored together with the famous Franke. Of his writings, the most important is his Collegium Antitheticum (edited by Schwentzel in 1732). See Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclopedie des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B. P.)

 
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