Koken, Johann Karl

Koken, Johann Karl, a German theologian, was born at Hildesheim June 9, 1711, and was educated at the universities of Helmstadt and Gottingen. In 1740 he accepted a call to Martin's Church, Hildesheim, and in 1756 became superintendent of the Hildesheim churches. In 1757 the theological faculty of Rinteln conferred on Koken the doctorate of theology. He died March 15, 1773. Besides a number of small but valuable contributions to practical religious literature, he wrote Vortrefflichkeit d. christl. Religion (Hildesh. 1761, 4to; 1762, 4to):-Kern der Sittenlehre Jesu u. seiner Apostel (Brem. 1766-72, 6 vols. 8vo). See Doring, Gelehrte Theologen Deutschlands, ii, 168 sq.

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