Baum, Johann Wilhelm

Baum, Johann Wilhelm a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born in the year 1806. When he was ten years of age he was taken to Strasburg, into the house of his uncle, where he prepared himself for the ministry. After completing his studies he was appointed assistant at St. Thomas's, and afterwards first preacher there. At the close of the Franco-Prussian war, the German government appointed him professor at the University. He died as doctor and professor of theology, Oct. 29, 1878. Baum has made himself known bv his writings touching the history of the Reformation, as well as that of his own time. Thus he published, Franz Lambert von Avignon (Strasburg and Paris, 1840): — Theodor Beza nach handschriftlichen Quellen dargestellt (Leipsic, 1843): — Johann Georg Stuber, der Vorganger Oberlins imr'Steinthale und Vorkdnmpfer einer neuzen Zeit in Strassburg (Strasburg, 1846): — Capito und Butzer, being the third part of "Leben und ausgewahlte Schriften der Vater und Bessiinder der reformirten Kirche." For a number of years he assisted his colleagues, Reuss and Cunitz, in the edition of Calvin's works, published in the Corpus Reformatorum. The University of Strasburg owes to him a large collection of letters, which belong to the period of the Reformation in Alsace. He belonged to the liberal Protestant party of his country. See M. Baum, Johann W. Baum, ein protestantisches characterbild aus denm Elsass (Bremen, 1880). (B. P.)

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