Baumgarten-crusius, Ludwig Friedrich Otto (2)

Baumgarten-Crusius, Ludwig Friedrich Otto a distinguished German theologian, was born at Merseburg, July 31, 1788. He entered the University of Leipsic in 1805, and studied theology and philosophy. In 1812 he was appointed professor extraordinary of theology at Jena. Here he remained during the rest of his life, ultimately becoming the head of the theological faculty. He died May 31, 1843. His theological lectures took a wide range, including all departments except Church history. His principal strength lay in the treatment of the history of Christian dogmas. The most important of his numerous published works are, Lehrbuch der Christlichen Sittenlehre (1826): — Grundzige der biblischen Theologie (1828): — Lehrbuch der Dogmengeschichte (1832): — Ueber Schleiermacher, seine Denkart, und seine Verdienst (1834): — and Compendium der Doginegeschichte (1840). Commentaries on several of the books of the New Test., gathered from his papers, were also published after his death.

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