Carus, Friedrich August

Carus, Friedrich August a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born April 26, 1770, at Bautzen, in Upper Lausatia. He studied at Leipsic and Göttingen, and in 1793 commenced lecturing at the former place. In 1795 he was made bachelor of theology and morning preacher at the university church. In 1805 he was appointed professor of philosophy, and died Feb. 6, 1807. He wrote, De Accommodations Christi et Apostolorum (Leipsic, 1793): — De Anxargoreae Cosmotheologiae Fontibus (ibid. 1796). After his death were published, Idee zur Geschichte: der Philosophie (ibid. 1809): — Psychologqie der Hebriier (ibid. eod.): Maoral und Religions plilosophie (ibid. 1810; 2d ed. 1824). See Doring, Die Gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, i, 243 sq.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1, 285, 429, 596; Lichtenberger, Encyclopedie, des Sciences Relgieuses, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v. (B. P.)

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