Ranft, Michael

Ranft, Michael a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born September 9, 1700. He studied at Leipsic, was in 1726 assistant preacher to his father at Droysig, in 1729 deacon at Nebra, and succeeded his father in 1743. In 1749 he was preacher at Beerwalde, Altenburg, and died April 18, 1774. He is the author of, Acta Lipsiensium Academica (Leipsic, 1723-24, 15 parts): Leben und Thaten Pabst Benedict XIV. (Hamburg, 1743): — Corpus

Doctrinae Evangelico-Lutheranae (Leipsic, 1754-56): — Commentatio Philologica de Amicis Sponsi ad John 3:29 (1758): — Deutliche Erklarung des ix., x., und xi. Capitels der Epistel Pauli an die Rimer (1760), etc. See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:694, 857. (B.P.)

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