Heidegger, Johann Heinrich, Dd

Heidegger, Johann Heinrich, D.D.

a Swiss Protestant theologian, was born near Zurich July 1, 1633. He studied at Marburg and Heidelberg, where he graduated, and soon after became extraordinary professor of Hebrew, and then professor of theology. In 1659 he went to Steinfurt as professor of theology and ecclesiastical history. War having dispersed the students of Steinfurt, Heidegger returned to Zurich in 1665, and was professor of moral philosophy in the University of the city until 1667. He died at Zurich Jan. 18, 1698. He was the compiler of the famous Formula Consensus, adopted by the Synod of Zurich in 1675. SEE HELVETIC CONFESSIONS. His writings are chiefly polemical; the most important are Disputatio: theologica de fine nundi (Steinfurt, 1660,4to): — Defide decretorum Concilii Tridentini Quaestiones theologicae (Steinfurt, 1662 8vo):De Articulis fundamentalibus Judaicae Religionis (Steinfurt, 1664, 4to): — De Hist. sacra Patriarcharum (Amst. 1667-1671,2 vols. 4to; Zurich, 1729, 2 vols. 4to): — Anatome Concilii Tridentini (Zurich, 1672, 2 vols. 8vo):Dissertationes selectae sacram theologiam dogmaticam, etc. illust. (Zur. 1675-1690, 4 vols. 4to): — Enchirid. Biblicum succinctius (Zurich, 1681, 8vo; Amst. 1688, 8vo; Jena, 1723, 8vo): — Histor. Papatus, novissimo Historica Lutheranismi et Calvinismi Fabro opposita (Amst. 1684, 4to; 2nd ed. 1698, 4to; French,Amst. 1685, 2 vols. 12mo): — Mysterium Babylonis, seu in Divi Johannis theologi: Apocalypseos prophetiam de Babylone magnum diatribe. (Leyden, 1687, 2 vols. 4to): — In viam Concordiae ecclesiasticce Protestantium Manuductio (Amst. 1687. 8vo): Tumulus Concilii Tridentini, etc. (Zurich, 1690, 2 vols,. 4to): — Labores exegetici in Josuam, Matthaeum, Romanos, Corinthios et Hebrceos (Zurich, 1700, 4to): — Corpus Theologiae christ. (Zurich, 1700, fol.): — 1, Medzulla Medulle Theol. christ. in gratiam et usum tyronum, etc. His. autobiography was published by Hofmeister under the: title Hist. Vitae J. H. Heideggeri, cui non pauca historian Ecclesiae temporis ejusdem, nec non litteras concernantia inseruntur (Zurich, 1698, 4to). — Niceron, Memoires pour servir, 17, 143; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 23, 766sq.; Schweizer, in Herzog, Real-Encyklopadie, 5, 652.

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