Fiedler, Ferdinand Ambrosius

Fiedler, Ferdinand Ambrosius a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born October 18, 1737, at Vienna. He joined the Augustinians, and after, having received holy orders, was for some time professor of apologetics and canon law. In 1767 he left the monastery, went to Leipsic and Hamburg, andl in the latter place joined the. Evangelical Church. In 1772 he was appointed court-preacher at Ludwigslust, and in 1773 received the degree of doctor of divinity. 1n 1774 he was made superintendent at Doberan, and died at Altona, June 26, 1780. He wrote, Der Proselyt (Leipsic, 1768-71, 3 volumes): — De Ecclesia Representante (Bitzow, 1773): — Geschichte aller Ceremonien der misch-Kacholischen Kirche (Leipsic, 1777-85, 2 volumes). See Doring, Die gehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 1:406 sq.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:626; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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