Cotta, Johann Frimerich
Cotta, Johann Frimerich a German theologian, was born at Tubingen, May 12, 1701. He studied in his native city; went to Jena, where he was added to the faculty of philosophy, in 1728; travelled through Germany. Holland, England, and France; on his return to Germany in 1734 was appointed titular professor of philosophy at Tubingen; in 1735 taught theology at Gottingen as fellow, and was titular professor of the Oriental languages; in 1739 returned to Tiibingen, in order to teach theology, poetry, and philosophy; afterwards occupied other high positions as instructor; and died Decmber 31, 1779. His principal works are, Themata Miscellanea (Tubingen, 1718): — Alterneueste Historie der theologischen Gelehrsamkeit (ibid. 1722): — De Origine Masorae (ibid. 1726): — De Probabilismo Morali (Jena, 1728): — Traite de la Probabilite (Rheims or Amsterdam, 1732): — De Fallibili Pontificis Romani Auctoritate (Leyden, cod.): — Flavii Josephi simmtliche Werke (Tubingen, 1735): — De Situ Inaugurationis apud Hebraeos (ibid. 1737): — Ecclesiae Romanae de Attritione et Contritione Contentio (ibid. 1739): — De Constitutionibus Apostolicis (ibid. 1746): — De Cultu Adorationis (ibid. 1755): — De Jure Docendi in Conventibus Sacris (ibid. 1756): — De Constitutione Theologiae (ibid. 1759): — De
Variis Theologiea Specibus (ibid. eod.): — De Religione in Genere ac Speciatim Naturali (ibid. 1761): — De Religione Gentili (ibid. eod.): — De Religione Revelata (ibid. eod.): — De Religione Mahommedica (ibid. eod.): — De Vita Eterna (ibid. 1770). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.