Guericke, Heinrich Ernst Ferdinand

Guericke, Heinrich Ernst Ferdinand a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born February 25, 1803. He studied at Halle, was made a doctor of philosophy in 1824, licentiate of theology in 1825, on presenting: De Schola, quae Alexandriae Floruit, Catechetia, and professor of theology at Halle in 1829, in acknowledgement of his biography of August Hermann Francke, and his Beitrdge zur historisch-kritischei Einleitung in Neue Testament. In 1833 the Tubingen faculty conferred on him the degree of a doctor of theology. He was a very strict Lutheran, opposed the exertions of the Prussian government to effect a union between the Lutheran and Reformed churches, and founded, together with Rudelbach, the Zeitschrift fur die gesanmmte lutherische Theologie und Kirche, in 1840, which was continued till 1878, in connection with professor Delitisch. Guericke died February 4, 1878. Besides the works already mentioned, he wrote, Handbuch der Kirchengeschichte (9th ed. 1867-69, 3 volumes; translated into English by W.G.T. Shedd, N.Y. 1857-63, 2 volumes): Allgemeine christliche Symbolik (Leipsic, 1861): — Historisch kritische Einleitung in das Neue Testament (ibid. 1843; 2d. ed; 1854): — Lehrbuch der christlich kisrehlicken Achadologie (2d ed. Berlin, 1859); See Zuchold, Bibl.. Theol. 1:475 sq.; Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religienses, s.v. (B.P.)

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