Crusius, Magnus

Crusius, Magnus a Lutheran theologian, was born in Schleswig, January 10, 1697. He studied at Kiel, was in 1723 called to Copenhagen, and accompanied as chaplain the Danish ambassador to France. In 1731 he was appointed to the pastorate at Bramstedt, in Holstein, in 1733 first preacher and member of consistory at Flensburg, in 1735 professor of theology at Gottingen, where he also took, in 1737, the degree of doctor of divinity. In 1747 he was made general superintendent at Harburg, and died January 6, 1751. He is the author of De Senectute Heroica Veterum Christianorum (Harburg, 1721): — Prologi Origenis in Evangelia S.S. Matthew, Lucae et Joannis (Gdottingen, 1735): — De Resurrectione Spirituali (ibid. 1738): — De Mysterio Silentii et Clamoris (ibid. eod.), etc. See Mosers u. Neubauer, Jetztlebende Theologen; Heinsius, Kirchen Historie, 4; Strodtmann, Neues Gelehrtes Europa, 5; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:897. (B.P.)

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