Dittenberger, Theophor Wilhelm

Dittenberger, Theophor Wilhelm a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born April 30, 1807, at Theningen, in the Breisgau; studied at Heidelberg and Halle, and was in 1831 pastor at Baden. In 1832 he was privat-docent at Heidelberg, and in 1836 professor and university-preacher there. In 1852 he was called to Weimar, where he died, May 1, 1871. He published, Ueber Predigerseminarien (Heidelberg, 1835), which effected the establishment of a theological seminary at Heidelberg: — Conspectus Introductionis in Theologiam Homileticam (ibid. 1836). Besides a great many sermons, which he published from time to time, he edited the Zeitschrift fur deutsch- protestantische Kirchen-Verfassung. See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:284 sq. (B.P.)

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