Gass, Joachim Christian

Gass, Joachim Christian a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born May 26, 1766. He studied at Halle, was in 1795 military chaplain, in 1807 preacher at Berlin. in 1810 professor of theology at Breslau, and died there, February 19, 1831. A friend and pupil of Schleiermacher, Gass also represented the theology of his master. As a member of consistory, he took an active part in the ecclesiastical affairs of his province. He wrote, Erinnerung an den Reichstag zu Speier in Juhre 1529 (Breslau, 1829): — Jahrbucher des Protestantischen Kirchen- und Schulwesens von und fur Schlesien (181720, 4 volumes): — Ueber das Wesen der Kirchenzucht (1819): Ueber den Religionsunterricht in den obern Classen der Gymnasien (1828): — Ueber den christl. Cultus (1815). See Schleiermacher, Brmiefwechsel mit (Gass (Berliln, 1852); Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v.; Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyclop. s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:751, 808; 2:21, 38, 74, 75,157,167, 169, 179. (B.P.)

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