Damm, Christian Tobias

Damm, Christian Tobias a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born at Geithain, in Saxony, January 9, 1699. He studied at Halle, where he also for some-time acted as teacher at the orphanage. In 1730 he was called to Berlin as con-rector at the Kolnische gymnasium, was made in 1742 pro-rector, and finally rector. He died May 27, 1778, having published, Brief des Apostel Jacobi, ubersetzt meit Anmerkungen (Berlin, 1747): — Das Neue Testament von neuen ubersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet (ibid. 1764, 1765, 3 volumes); a work which caused his deposition from office, because he therein advocated. Socinian doctrines: — Vom historischen Glauben (ibid. 1772): — Betrachtungen uber die Religion (ibid. 1773). See Meusel, Gelehrtes Deutschland; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch dertsheol. Lit. 1:171. (B.P.).

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