Bertholdt, Leonhard, Dd

Bertholdt, Leonhard, D.D.

a German theologian, was born May 8,1774, at Emskirchen, in Bavaria. He became in 1805 professor in the philosophical, and in 1806, in consequence of his commentary on Daniel (Erlangen, 2 vols. 8vo, 1806-'08), in the theological faculty of the University of Erlangen. He was a prominent representative of the Rationalistic school. His foremost works are an Introduction into the Bible (Hist. — Kritische Einleitung in die sammtlichen kan nischen und apocryphischen Schriften des A. und N. Testaments, 5 vols. Erlangen, 1812-19. 8vo); Theolog. Wissenschaftskunde od. Einleitung in die theol. Wissenschaften (Erlangen, 1821-22, 2 vols. 8vo); A History of Doctrines (Handbuch der Dogmengeschichte (Erlangen, 1822-23, 2 vols. 8vo). He died on March 22, 1822. In 1814 Berthold became editor of the Kritisches Journal der neuesten deutschen Theologie, of which he published vol. 5 to vol. 14. A collection of his "Opuscula Academica" was published by his successor Winer (Leipzic, 1824, 8vo). — Herzog, Supplem. 1, 185.

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