Kist, Nicolaus Christian

Kist, Nicolaus Christian a Dutch theologian, was born April 11, 1793. After having completed his studies at Utrecht he was made doctor of theology in 1818, and was called as pastor to Zoelen, in the province of Guelderland. In 1823 he was appointed professor of theology at Leyden, and inaugurated his lectures by a discourse on De Progressione Ingenii Humani in Dogmatum Historia Christiana Animadvertenda. In connection with his colleague, Royaards, Kist published Archien voor Kerkelijke Geschiedenis lnzonderheid von Nederland (Leyden, 1829-49, 20 volumes; supplement in 2 volumes, 1852- 54). With W. Moll he published Archives Historico-Ecclesiastiques (Amsterdam, 1857-59, 2 volumes). Of his other works we mention, Oratione 4 quae Ecclesiae Reique Christianae Spectant Historiam (Leyden, 1853): — De Vrije Wil of de Mensch een Redelijk en Zedelijk Vrijwerkend Wezen (1859). Kist died December 11, 1859. See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:544, 574; 2:111; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:689 sq.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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