Borger, Elie Anne

Borger, Elie Anne a Flemish theologian, was born at Joure, in Friesland, in 1785. He completed his studies at the university of Leyden, where he received the degree of doctor, and was appointed in 1807 lecturer on sacred hermeneutics. In 1812, by a decree of the emperor of France, he was made adjunct professor. At the restoration of the university of Leyden, in 1815, Borger obtained the chair of theology, which he resigned for that of belles- lettres. He died in 1820. He wrote a large number of works, a complete list of which ai found in the rectorial discourse of M. Smollenburg, delivered Feb. 8, 1821, at the university of Leyden. The most remarkable of his works are, Des Sermons: — an explanation of the Epitre aux Galafes: — Disputatio de mysticismo (Hague, 1820). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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