Plitt, Johann Jacob

Plitt, Johann Jacob a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born February 27, 1727, at Wetter, Hesse. He studied at Halle, was in 1749 preacher at Cassel, in 1755

professor at Rinteln, in 1762 preacher at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and died April 7, 1773, doctor of theology. He wrote, De Gloria Dei in Promulgatione Legis Sinaiticae (Gottingen, 1755): — De Nexu inter Bonitatem Dei Infinitam et Justitiam ejus Punitivam Arctissimo (1756): — De Vero Conceptu Ceremoniae Religionis (Rinteln, 1759): — Testimonia Quorundam Ecclesiae Patum pro Baptisma Infantum (1760): — De Poenifentia Caini (1761): — Theologische Untersuchungen (1764-71, 3 volumes); besides he published a number of sermons and other ascetical works. See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:451. (B.P.)

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