Buddeus, Johann Franz

Buddeus, Johann Franz one of the most universally learned theologians of his time, was born at Anclam, Pomerania, June 25, 1667. After studying at Greifswald, he entered the University of Wittemberg, 1685, where he became assistant professor of philosophy in 1687. In 1689 he went to Jena, and 16.2 to Coburg as professor of Greek and Latin. In 1693 he became professor of moral and political philosophy in the new University of Halle, and professor of theology at Jena in 1705. le died Nov. 19, 1729. His vast studies ranged over the fields of law and morals as well as of theology. His theology was Biblical, tending rather toward pietism than rationalism; his philosophy was eclectic and moderate. His principal works are, Elementa philosophiae practicae (Halle, 1679): —Institut. Philosophiae Eclecticae (Halle, 1705, 2 vols.): — Historia ecclesiastica Vet. Test. (Halle, 1726 -29, 2 vols. 4to): — Isagoge ad Theologiam (Lips. 1730, 2 vols. 4to): — Institutiones Theologiae (Lips. 1724, 4to): — Institt. Theol. Moralis (Lips. 1711, 4to): — Miscellanea Sacra (Jen. 1727, 2 vols. 4to): — Theses de Atheismo et Superstitione (Jena, 1716): — Hist. Grit. theolog. dogm. et. mor. (Frkft. 1725, 4to): — Compendium Historice Philosophicae (Halle, 1731, 8vo). He was a distinguished contributor to the Acta Eruditoruns of Leipzig. His writings in the way of disputations, etc., are very voluminous, and may be counted by the hundred. — Hoefer, Biog. Generale, 7, 718; Brucker, Hist. Phil. vol. v; Herzog, Real-Encyklopadie, 2, 428.

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