Hagenbach, Karl Rudolf

Hagenbach, Karl Rudolf a Swiss theologian, was born at Basle, March 4, 1801. Besides the university of his native place, he studied at Bonn and Berlin, and in these places received the instruction of Lucke, Schliermacher, and Neander. Having returned to Basle, he commenced his. academical career by presenting Observationes Historico-Hermeneuticae circa Origenis Methodum Interpretandae Scripturae Sacrae (1823), and six years later he was made professor ordinarius in the theological faculty. For fifty years he belonged to the Basle University, and exerted a wide influence, not only as a teacher, but also as a preacher. He died June 7, 1874. Hagenbach's first important work was Encyklopadie und Methodologie der theol. Wissenschaften (Leipsic, 1833; 11th ed. by Kauitzsch, 1884; Engl. transl. by Crooks and Hurst, as volume 3 of Library of Biblical and Theological Literature, N.Y. 1884): — Lehrbuch der Dogmengeschichte (1840; 4th ed. 1867; Engl. transl. by Beech, Edinburgh, revised and enlarged by Dr. H.B. Smith, N.Y. 1861, 2 volumes; new ed. with preface by Plumptre, Edinburgh, 1880, 3 volumes): — Grundzuge der Homiletik und Liturgik (1863). His largest work is the Kirchengeschichte von der altesten Zeit bis zum 19. Jahrhundert (Leipsic, 1869-72, 7 volumes; that part which treats of the 18th and 19th centuries has been translated into English by Dr. Hurst, N.Y. 1869, 2 volumes): — OEcolampad und Myconius (Elberfeld, 1859): — Predigten (9 volumes). Besides, he contributed to Herzog's Encyklopicdia and other theological reviews. See Eppler, Karl Rudolf Hagenbach (Guterslohe, 1875); PlittHerzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.;

Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v.; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:487 sq. (B.P.)

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