Kiesling, Johann Rudolph

Kiesling, Johann Rudolph, a German Protestant theologian, was born at Erfurt, Oct. 21, 1706; became first deacon of Wittemberg in 1738, extraordinary professor of philosophy at Leipzig in 1740, professor of Oriental languages in the same university in 1746, and, finally, professor of theology at Erlangen in 1762. He retained this latter position until his death, April 17, 1778. He wrote a large number of works, the most remarkable of which are, Exercitationes in quibus J. Chr. Trombelli Dissertationes de cultu sanctorum modeste

diluuntur (Lpzg. 1742-1746, 3 pts. 4to): — Historia de Usu Symbolorum (Lpzg. 1753, 8vo): — De Disciplina Clericorumn, ex epistolis ecclesiast. conspicua, Liber (Lpzg. and Nuremberg, 1760, 8vo):-Programs. antiquoris Ecclesice Christiance hereticos contra immaculatam Marice Virginis conceptionem testes sistit (Erlangen, 1775, 4to): — Lehr-ebaude d. Wiedertazifer (Revel, 1776,8vo). He also published during the years 1756-61 the theological journal entitled Neue Beitrige von alten u. neuen theolog. Sachen, established by J. E. Knapp in 1751 (Lpzg. 8vo). See Winer, Handb. d. theologischen Literatur; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Geulrale, 27:716. (J. N. P.)

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