Fels a name common to several Protestant theologians:
1. JOHANN HEINRICH, who was born at Lindau in 1733, and died in 1790, is the author of Diss. de Varia Confessionis Tetrapolitanae Fortuna (Gottingen, 1775). See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:332.
2. JOHANN MICHAEL, professor of theology and preacher at St. Gall, was born there in 1761, and died September 21, 1833. He is the author of, Die Kirchliche Trennung der Confessionen (St. Gall, 1829): — Denkmal schweizerischer Reformatoren in Vorlesunogen (ibid. 1819). See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:359, 748.
3. SEBASTIAN, was born September 20, 1697, at Kempten, in Suabia. He studied at Halle and Jena, and died at Lindau, May 18, 1749, leaving De Protestantium Justificatione (1718). See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)