Gruner, Johann Friedrich

Gruner, Johann Friedrich, a German theologian and philologist, was born at Coburg in 1723. He stud-led at the university of that city, and afterwards at Jena. In 1747 he became professor of Latin and of Roman archaeology in Jena, afterwards professor of eloquence at Coburg, and in 1764 professor of theology- at Halle. He died March 29, 1778. His principal works, so far as they relate to theology, are, Miscellanea sacra (Jena, 1750)) : — De Odii Romanorum adver-sus Christianos Causis (Coburg, 1750): De Orig ne Episcoporum eorumque in Ecclesia primitiva Jure (Halle, 1764) : — Anweisung z. geistlichen Beredsamkeit (Halle, 1765): — Versuch eines pragmatischen Auszugs ,us d. Kirchengesch. d. Christen (Halle, 1766) : — Praktische Ein-leitung in d. Religion d. Heiligen Schrift (Halle, 1773) : — lnstitutionum Theologiae dogmaticae Libri tres (Halle, 1777) : — Observationum criticarum Libri ii (Jena, 1777). See Harlesius, Vitae Philologorum (i, 234 - 243). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 22:253; Doering, Gel. Theol. Deutschlands.

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