Kohlbrugge, Herman Friedrich

Kohlbrugge, Herman Friedrich the founder of the Dutch-Reformed congregation at Elberfeld, was born at Amsterdam, August 15, 1803. He was of Lutheran parentage, and after studying theology became preacher to a Lutheran congregation in Amsterdam,. But the rationalism of his colleagues brought him into, a conflict which resulted in his deposition. He took the degree of doctor of theology at Utrecht, and after living for several years in retirement joined the Reformed Church. While travelling through the Rhine regions in 1834, where just at that time a kind of revival took place, he preached often, and made a deep impression. After many difficulties, the Reformed, congregation at Elberfeld, which had separated from, the state establishment, chose Kohlbrugge for its minister (1847), constituting itself as a member of the Church of the Netherlands. At Elberfeld Kohlbriigge labored with great success till his death, March 5,1875. Besides a considerable number of sermons, he published, Das siebente Capitel des Briefes Pauli an die Rohmer (3d ed. 1855): — Wozu das Alte Testament

(eod.), etc;. See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:709 sq.; Plitt-Herzog, Real- Encyklop. s.v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences: Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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