Baumgarten-crusius, Ludwig Friedrich Otto

Baumgarten-Crusius, Ludwig Friedrich Otto an eminent German theologian, was born July 31, 1788, at Merseburg. He studied at the University of Leipsic, and in 1812 became professor extraordinarius of theology at Jena, after which his rise was steady. After a life of unwearied activity, both as lecturer and writer on various branches of theological science, he died suddenly, May 31, 1843, leaving a great reputation for talent, breadth of view, and industry. His principal works are Einleitung in das Stud. d. Dogmatik (Leipz. 18 0, 8vo): — Christliche Sittenlehre (Leipz. I 1826, 8vo): — Grundzuge d. Bibl. Theologie (Jena, 1828, 8vo): — Geuissenefreiheit, Rationalismus, etc. (Berlin, 1830, 8vo): — Lehrbuch d. chris'l. Dogmengeschichte (Jena, 1832, 8vo): — Compendium d. Dogmengeschichte (Leipz. 1840; revised and finished by Hase, Jena, 1846, 2 vols. 8vo); also, posthumous, Exegetische Schriften zum N.T. (Jena, 1844-48, 3 vols. 8vo, covering the Synoptical Gospels, with Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, Thessalonians); and Theologische Auslegung d. Johanneischen Schriften (Jena, 1843-1845, 2 vols. 8vo). — Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 1:741.

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