Colln, Daniel Georg Conrad Von

Colln, Daniel Georg Conrad Von, was born Dec. 21, 1788, at Oerlinghausen, in the principality of Lippe- Detmold, where his father was minister. His family were of Moravian origin. He studied at Detmold, Marburg, Tibingen (under Flatt and Schnurrer), and finally in Gottingen. In 1816 he became professor extraordinarius of theology at Marburg, and in 1817, at the Reformation Jubilee, he became doctor of theology. In 1818 he received a double call, one from Heidelberg to the philosophical, the other from Breslau to the theological faculty. He accepted the latter. His academic discourses, embracing exegetic and historical theology, attracted the more gifted among the students. Besides his occasional academical writings (De Joelis prophetae cetate [Marb. 1811], Spicilegium observationum exegetico- criticarum ad Zephanioe vaticinia [Vratisl. 1818], Memoria professorum Theol. Marburg. Philippo Magnaninmo regnante [Vratisl. 1827], Confessionum Melanchthonis et Zwinglii Augustanarum capitagraviora inter se conferuntur [Vratisl. 1830]), and many valuable articles in journals, two books particularly have made his name universally known. First, his revision of the first volume, and the first part of the second volume, of the third edition of Munscher's Christliche Dogmengeschichte (Cassel, 1832 and 1834). This edition formed an epoch in the History of Dogmas. But his principal book is the Biblische Theologie (2 vols. Leips. 1836, edit. by Schulz), which for a long time, especially in its Old- Testament part, was considered as the most excellent work on this science. He died on the 17th of February, 1833. In theology he was a moderate Rationalist. See a sketch of him by Schulz in the above-mentioned Bibl. Theologie, vol. 1. — Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 19:330.

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