Bartels, August Christian, Dd

Bartels, August Christian, D.D., a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born Dec. 9, 1749, at Harderode, in the duchy of Brunswick. He studied at Helmstadt, and in 1773 was appointed pastor at Eimbeck in Hanover. In 1778 he was called to Brunswick, and in 1789 was made court preacher and provost at Riddagshausen. He died Dec. 16, 1826. He was an excellent pulpit orator, and attracted both the higher and lower classes. With the exception of Ueber den Werth und die Wirkungen der Sittenlehre Jesu (Hamburg, 1788-89, 2 pts.), his writings were mostly sermons. See Dbring, Die deutschen Kanzelrednei des' 18ten und 19ten Jahrhunderts, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. i, 310; ii, 65, 86, 158, 167, 173 sq., 181, 198. (B. P.)

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