Hollman, Samuel Christian
Hollman, Samuel Christian A distinguished German theologian, born at Stettin Dec. 3, 1696, was educated at the University of Wittenberg. After lecturing a short time at the universities of Greifswald and Jena. he returned in 1723 to Wittenberg, and was made adjunct professor of philosophy in 1724. Two years later he was promoted to an extraordinary professorship, and in 1734 was called as a regular professor to the University of Göttingen, then opening. He died in 1787. Hollman devoted his time mainly to philosophical studies. He was at first an opponent of Wolf's philosophy, later an admirer of it, and finally became an Eclectic. He wrote text books in metaphysics, which were well received, and used so long as eclecticism was in vogue in Germany. He was also active in awakening an interest in his contemporaries for the study of the natural sciences. His most important works are: De stupendo naturae mysterio anima sibi ipsi ignota (Greifs. and Wittenb. 1722-24, 4to) — Commentatio philos. de harmoni inter animam et corpus praestabilita (Wittenb. 1724, 4to) — Apologia Praelectionum in N.T. Grec. habitarum (ibid. 1727, 4to) — Comm. phil. de miraculis et genuinis eorundem criteriis, etc. (Frankf. and Lpz. 1727, 4to) — Instit. philos. (Wittenberg, 1727, 2 vols. 8vo) — Ueberzeugender Vortrag v. Gött u. Schrift (ibid. 1733, 8vo, and often) — Von d. menschl. Erkenntniss u. d. Quell. der Weltweisheit (ibid. 1737, 8vo) — Hist pneumatologiae et
theologize naturalis (Göttingen 1740, 8vo), etc. A list of his works is given in Jocher, Gelehrt. Lex. Adelung's Add. 2, 2099 sq. See Krug, Philos. Lex. 2, 451 sq.