Carpzov, Johann Benedikt

Carpzov, Johann Benedikt, born at Rochiltz, June 22, 1607, who became archdeacon of St. Thomas's church at Leipzig, and was made, ill 1643, professor extraordinarius, and in 1646 professor ordinarius of theology at Leipzig. He died Oct. 22, 1657, He was noted for piety as well as for learning. His chief writings are, De Ninivitarum Poenitentia (Leipzig, 1640, 4to): — Hodegeticum (1656; enlarged by his son, J. B., 1689, 4to): — Isagoge in libros Eccl. Luther. Symbolicos, completed after his death by Olearius (1665; 1675, 4to). In view of this book, Gass calls Carpzov the "first really distinguished laborer in Symbolics" (Gescichte d. Prot. Dogmatik, 1:172).

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