Blumhardt, Johann Christoph

Blumhardt, Johann Christoph a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born July 16, 1805, at Stuttgart. He studied at Tubingen, was in 1830 teacher at the missionary institution at Basle, and succeeded the Rev. G. Barth in 1838 as pastor at Mottlingen, near Calw, where he became known through his cures by means of prayer. From 1852 he was at the head of an asylum for people suffering from melancholy, which he founded at the watering-place of Boll, near Goppingen. He died Feb. 25, 1880. He published Psalmlieder (Reutlingen, 1848; 2d ed. 1864): — Prophetenlieder nach Jesaja' (ibid, 1850): — Uebersichtliche Auslegung der Bergpredigt Jesu (Bad Boll, 1872). See Zuindel, Pfarrer Joh. Chr.Blumhardt (Zurich, 1880). (B. P.)

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