Langhans, Friedrich

Langhans, Friedrich a Swiss rationalistic theologian, was born in 1829. He studied at Berne, where he became a member of the ministerium in 1853. He died April 17, 1880, at Berne, as professor of systematic theology. He was one of the main movers and promoters of the reform movement, and his writings, as Pietismus und Christenthun im Spiegel der dusseren Mission (1849): —

Pietismus und dussere Mission vor dem Richterstuhl ihrer Vertheidiger (1866): — Das Christenthum und seine Mission inm Lichte der Weltgeschichte (Zurich, 1875), are the best proofs of his neology. See Zur Erinnerung an Professor F. Langhans, in the Protestantische Kirchenzeitung, No. 28, 29, for 1880; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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