Heumann, Christoph August

Heumann, Christoph August a German theologian, was born at Altstadt (duchy of Weimar) August 3,1681. He studied theology and philosophy at Jena and in 1705 traveled through Germany and Holland. After his return he became inspector of the College of Göttingen in 1717, and in 1734 professor of theology in the University of that city. He died May 1, 1764. His principal works are Lutherus apocalypticus, hoc est historia ecclesiastica ex Johannea Apocalysi eruta (Eisenach, 1714, 8vo; Hannover, 1717, 8vo): — Deutsche Uebersetzung d. Neuen Testaments (Hann. 1748; 2nd edit. 1750, 2 vols. 8vo): — Erklarung des Neuen Testaments (Hann. 1750-1763, 12 parts, 8vo), a work-which contains numerous ingenious explanations, along with many errors and paradoxes: — Ermweis das d. Lehre d. reformirten Kirche von d. heiligen Abendmahldie wahre sei (Eisleben, 1764, 8vo), etc. See Heyne, Memoria Heunanni Göttingen, 1764); Ersch und Gruber, Encyklopädie; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 26, 600; Herzog, Real- Encykl. 6, 65.

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