Korner, Johann Gottfried

Korner, Johann Gottfried a German theologian, was born at Weimar Nov. 16,1726, entered Leipzig University in 1743, and in 1749 became catechet at St. Peter's Church in that city. In 1752 he was made subdean at Thomas Church, in 1756 at St. Nicholas Church, and in 1775 became archdeacon. Some time after this he was appointed regular professor of theology and superintendent of the churches of Leipzig. He died January 4,1785. Kirner wrote considerably, but his contributions to Church History are of especial value. His most important works are, Epitome controversiarum theologicarum (Lipsiae, 1769, 8vo): — Vom Colibat der Geistlichen (ibidem, 1784, 8vo): — Erasmi sententia de symbolo apostolico ex Rufino defensa (ibid, 1749, 4to).-Doring. Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, ii, 157 sq.

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