Forster, Johann Christian

Forster, Johann Christian a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born at Auerstidt, in Thuringia, October 6, 1754. He studied at Leipsic, was in 1782 afternoon-preacher at Naumburg, and in 1794 cathedral-preacher there; in 1800 accepted a call as superintendent to Weissenfels, and died there at the end of that same year. He published a number of ascetical books. See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 1:418 sq.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 2:132, 207, 213, 224, 252, 331, 366, 394. (B.P.)

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