Doederlein, Johann Christoph

Doederlein, Johann Christoph a celebrated Lutheran theologian, was born at Windheim, in Franconia, January 20, 1745, and studied at the University of Altorf, where he was appointed professor of theology in 1772. In 1782 he became professor of theology at Jena, where he died December 2, 1792. His erudition was solid and various. His most important works are, Esaias ex recensione text. hebr., cum notis (1789, 8vo): — Spriiche Salomons neu iubers. etc. (1778, 8vo): — Institutio theologiae christiane (Altdorf, 1791, 8vo, 6th ed.). His miscellaneous writings and sermons are very numerous, and he edited the Theologische Bibliothek from 1780 to 1792. His Institutio Theologiae was a very successful book. In theology, Doederlein stood at the point of transition from the old German orthodoxy to modern Rationalism. — Saintes, History of Rationalism, book 2, chapter 4.

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