LücKe, gOttfried cHristian fRiedrich

Lücke, Gottfried Christian Friedrich an eminent German theologian, was born at Egeln, near Magdeburg, August 23, 1781. He studied theology at the universities of Halle and Göttingen. In 1813 he became lecturer in the latter university, and in 1816 went to Berlin University, and there lectured on the exegesis of the N.T. Here he became intimate with De Wette and Schleiermacher, whose views greatly influenced the remainder of his career as a theologian. In 1818 he was, at the same time as Giescler, appointed professor at the newly- established University of Bonn and in. 1827 became professor of theology at Göttingen. He died in that city February 14, 1855. He wrote Commentatio de Ecclesia Christianorum apostolica (Götting l813 4to): — Ueber den neutestam. Kanon des Eusebius von Caesarea (Berlin, 1816, 8vo): — Grundriss d. neutestam. Hermeneutik u. ihrer Gesch. (Gatting. 1817, 8ro): — Commentar. 2 d. Schrifien d. l'Evangelisten Johannes (Bonn, 1820-32, 4 volumes, 8vo; 3d edit. 1843-56: transl. into English under the title Commentary on the Epistles of St. Johns, Edinb. 1837,12mo): — Quaestiones ac vindiciae Didymianie (Göttingen, 1829, 4 parts, 4to). He also took part with De Wette and Schleiermacher in the publication of the Theologische Zeitschrift (Berlin, 1819-22, 3 parts, 8vo), and with Gieseler in that of the Zeitschrift für gebildete Christen (Elberfeld, 1823 and 1824, 4 parts, 8vo). He also contributed some valuable articles to the Theolog. Studien u. Kritiken. Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen. 32:165; Pierer, Universal-Lexikon, 10:569; Herzog, Real-Encyklops.

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