Ernesti, Heinrich Priedrich Theodor Ludwig

Ernesti, Heinrich Priedrich Theodor Ludwig a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born May 27, 1814, at Brunswick. He studied at Gottingen; was in 1838 deacon at his native place, in 1842 pastor at Wolfenbuttel, in 1843 superintendent, in 1850 member of consistory, and in 1858 general superintendent, and died at Wolfenblittel, August 17, 1880. He published Expositions on Luther's Smaller Catechism (1861), which is used in many places as the official manual for religious instruction. He also wrote, Ursprung der Siinde nach Paulinischen.Lehrbegriff(Gbttingen, 1862, 2 volumes): — Die Ethik des Apostels Paulus (3d ed. ibid. 1880). His earliest work was De Pkceclara Christi in Apostolis Instituendis Sapientia atque Prudentia (ibid. 1834). See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:332 sq. (B.P.)

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