Kapff, Sixt Carl

Kapff, Sixt Carl a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born at Guglingen, Wurtemberg, October 22, 1805. He studied at Tubingen, where he became intimately acquainted with William Hofacker. After filling the positions of vicar at Tuttlingen, teacher at Hofwyl, and repetent at Tubingen, he became, in 1833, pastor of the colony of pietists at Kornthal. In 1843 he was dean at Munsingen, and in 1847 at Herrenberg. In 1850 he was made general superintendent and member of the superior consistory; and in 1852 he became the greatly beloved and influential pastor of the "Stiftskirche," at Stuttgart, where he preached twenty-seven years. He died September 1, 1879. Kapff was the most perfect representative of the type of piety prevailing in Wurtemberg in the last generation; as a preacher he was not eloquent, but his earnest manner won the heart. His influence as pastor was very great, and yet he found time to write. He published, Predigten uber die alten Evangelien des Kirchenjahres (3d ed. 1875): — Predigten uber

die alten Episteln (6th ed. 1880): — Conmmunionsbuch (19th ed. eod.), etc. See Burk, in Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyklop.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v.; Carl Kapff, Lebensbild von Sixt Carl Kapf (Stuttgart, 1881); Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:645 sq. (B.P.)

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