Meister, Christoph Georg Ludwig

Meister, Christoph Georg Ludwig a German theologian, was born at Halle Aug. 12, 1738, where he began his education at Franke's orphan school; in riper years he was a student at the university of his native town. In 1763 he was appointed second minister at Ballenstedt. In 1784 he was called to Duisburg, on the Rhine, where ha filled, besides the office of a minister, a professorship of theology. In the autumn of 1784 he was called to Bremen, and was there installed as third minister of the Liebfrauen Kirche, at the same time serving also as professor of theology at the highschool; he became in 1789 second minister of the same church, and in 1795 first minister. He died Jan. 26,1811, holding in his hands the manuscript of a sermon which he was to deliver the day after. Meister was highly esteemed by his contemporaries as the author of several ascetic works. He published also J. L. von Mosheim's Ersklrung wichtiger Stellen der heiliqen Schrift, aus dessen Werken gezogen und mitpractischen Zusitzenfir die hdusliche Andacht begleitet (Leipsic and Wesel, 1777, 8vo); and Kleine theologische Schriften (Brem. 1790,8vo).

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