Piderit, Johann Rudolph Anton

Piderit, Johann Rudolph Anton a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born August 18, 1720, at Pyrmont. He studied at Jena and Marburg, and commenced his academical career at the latter place in 1746. In 1747 he was professor of philosophy, in 1759 doctor of theology, in 1766 professor of Oriental languages at "Collegiumn Carolinum" in Cassel, and died, after having experienced in a high degree the "odium theologicurn," August 2, 1791. He published, De Voluntate, Decreto et Bonitate Dei (Jena, 1738): — Diss. Inauguralis de Agelis (1746): — De Characteribus Antichristi (1750): — Diss. viii de Erroribus Theologorum Loqicis circa Sacram Scripturam (Marburg, 1752): — Observationes in Psalm 90 (1758): — Beitrage zur Vertheidigung und Erlauterung des Kanons der heiligen Schrift (1775), etc. See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.; Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:99. (B.P.)

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