Bahrdt, Johann Friedrich

Bahrdt, Johann Friedrich a Protestant theogian of Germany, was born June 11,.1713, at Lilbben, in Lower Lusatia. He studied at Leipsic, and was in 1739 appointed deacon at Bischofswerda, in Lusatia. In 1741 he was called as pastor to Schbnfeld, near Dresden; and in 1745 as court preacher and superintendent at Dobrilugk. In 1747 he was called to Leipsic as catechist and preacher of St. Peter's; in 1748 he received the degree of doctor of divinity, and in 1755 he was appointed professor of theology. He died Nov. 6, 1775, as pastor primarius of St. Thomas's. He wrote, Abhandlung von der Sterblichkeit und dem leiblichen Tode des menschlichen Geschlechts wider den Democritus Redivivus undalle andere Socinianische Schwitzer (Budissin, 1738): Diss. I et IT de Ministerio Novi Testamenti, non Litterce sed Spiritus, ad 2Co 3:6 (Leipsic, 1749): — Progr. de

Sapientissimo Legis et Evangelii Nexu (1749): Progr. sistens Vindicias Dicti Classici Actor. 15:11 (1750):Progr. de Probabilitate Hermeneutica, Certitudini Fidei non Adversa (1751): — Diss. I-XII Apologice Aug. Conf. Art. i-3 (1751 sq.): — Diss. de Applicatione Homiletica (ibid. 1752): — Progr. de Libertinismo, Pace Religiosa nequaquam Stabilita (1755) — Diss. de Miraculis Spuriis Verce Ecclesice, Notis, ad 2 Thess. ii, 9, 10 (eod.): — De Potestate Ecclesice (eod.): — Diss. de Dispensione Divina ab Obligatione Legis iv et viii Decalogi (1759):Progr. de Messie .Characteribus, ejusque Religionis Veritate, ex Evangelio Pauperibus Nunciato, ex Mt 11:5 (1764): — Paraphrastische Erkldrung des Buches Hiob (1764-65): — Progr. de Beneficio Reformatios nis s hodie Neglecto'(1767): — De Romana. Ecclesia Irreconciliabili (1767). Besides, he published quite a number of sermons and other ascetical works. See Jocher, Algemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Doring, Die gelehrten Theol. Deutschlands, i, 25 sq. (B. P.)

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