Krause, Johann Friedrich

Krause, Johann Friedrich a German theologian, was born at Reichenbach Oct. 26, 1770, and was educated at Wittenberg University, where, after securing the master's degree, he lectured a short time. In 1793 he was called to his native place as diaconus, and in 1802 the city of Naumburg called him as preacher to the cathedral. In 1810 he went to the University of Konigsberg to fill a professorship in theology, which position he held until 1819, when he accepted a call as preacher to Weimar, and there he died, May 31, 1820. Krause's writings consist of several academical programmes, two on the Epistle to the Philippians, one on the first Epistle of Peter, and four on the second Epistle to the Corinthians, and of some discussions pertaining to philosophy and theology. They were collected by him, and issued together under the title Opuscula Theologica, sparsinz edita collegit, ineditisque auxit, etc. (Regiom. 1818). His sermons he published under the title Predigten uber die gewohnlichen Sonn- u. Festtagsevangelien des ganzen Jahres (Lpzg. 1803, 2 vols. 8vo; vol. 3:ibid, 1805, 8vo). See Doring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, vol. ii, s.v.

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