Konig, Johann Priedrich

Konig, Johann Priedrich a German Lutheran theologian, was born at Dresden October 16, 1619. He studied at Leipzig and Wittenberg; became professor of theology at Greifswalde in 1651, superintendent of Mecklenburg and Ratzeburg in 1656, and finally professor of theology at Rostock in 1659, where he died Sept. 15,1664. His Theologia positiva acroamatica (Rost. 1664: 6th ed. Rest. 1680, 8vo; Wittenb. 1755) became, notwithstanding its dryness, a very popular text-book of dogmatics. Hahn, Richter, and Haferung have expounded and commented upon it, and it became the foundation of J. A. Quenstadt's celebrated work. See Walch, Bibl. theol. sel. i, 39; Heinrich, Versuch einer Geschichte d. verschiedenen Lehrarten d. christlichen Glaubenswarheiten, etc. (Leipz. 1790); Schrockh, Kirchengesch. seit l. Refor. 8:11 sq.; Gass, Gesch. d. prot. ognmatik, i, 321 sq.; Herzog, Real Encyclopadie, 8:1 sq.

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