Henke, Ernst Ludwig Theodor

Henke, Ernst Ludwig Theodor a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born February 22, 1804, at Helmstadt. He studied at Gottingen and Jena, took his degree as doctor of philosophy in 1826, and commenced the academical career at Jena in 1827 by presenting his De Epistolce, quae Barnabae Tribuitur, Authentia. In 1828 he was appointed theological professor at the "Collegium Carolinum" in Brunswick, in 1833 was called to Jena, in 1839 to Marburg, and died there, December 1, 1872. He published, Georg Calixtus und seinse Zeit (Halle, 1853-60, 2 volumes): — Theologorum Saxonicorum Consensus Repetitus Fidei Vere Lutheranae (Marburg, 1846): — Consensus Repeitis Fidei Vere Lutherane (ibid. 1847). He also contributed to the first edition of Herzog Real-Encyclop., to the Hallische Encyclop., and other similar works. His lectures on the Church History since the Reformation were published by Gass (Halle, 1874-78, 2 volumes); those on homiletics and liturgics by Zschimmer (ibid. 1876). See Mangold, E.L. Th. Henke, Ein Gedenkblatt (Marburg, 1879); Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyclop. s.v.; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:536 sq. (B.P.)

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