Lutz, Johann Ludwig Samuel

Lutz, Johann Ludwig Samuel a distinguished German theologian, historian, and biographer, was born at Bern in 1785; studied first in his native city, then at the universities of Tübingen and Göttingen; was in 1812 appointed professor of the gymnasium, and rector of the literary school of Bern; in 1824 became pastor of Wynau, and afterwards of Bern; and was there in 1833 appointed professor of exegesis. He died September 21, 1844. Among his works the most noteworthy is Gesch. der Reformation in Basel (Basle, 1814, 8vo). His theological lectures were published by Riutschi and Ad. Lutz, under the title Biblische Dogmatik und Hermeneutik (1847 and 1849). See Hundeshagen, Lutz, ein theolog. Charakterbild, 1844; Neuer Nekrolog d. Deutschesn, volume 22; Pierer, Universal-Lexikon, 10:631; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen. 32:314. (J.N.P.)

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