Frommann, Georg Carl

Frommann, Georg Carl, a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born April 9, 1809, at Lauten, near Coburg. He studied theology at Jena, Bonn, and Berlin, with Bleek, Nitzsch, Schleiermacher, and Neander for his teachers. He commenced his theological lectures at Jena, and his Darlegung des johanneischen Lehrbegsriffs, published in 1833 in the Studien und Kritiken, proved him to be a worthy pupil of his teachers. In 1837 he was appointed professor of theology, and in 1839 published his Darlegung in an extended form, in consideration of which the Rostock University honored him with the doctorate of theology. In the same year he was called as pastor to St. Peter's, in St. Petersburg, where he labored for twenty-five years, accompanied with great blessing. In 1865 he resigned his position, and made Berlin his residence, where he lectured as honorary professor. In 1868 he was recalled to St. Petersburg as general superintendent, but in 1876 was paralyzed, and returned as an invalid to Jena, never to resume again his work. He died December 5, 1879. He also wrote, De Disciplina Arcani, quae in Vetere Ecclesia Christiana Obtinuisse Fertur (Jena, 1833). See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:390. (B.P.)

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