Rettig, Heinrich Christian Michael

Rettig, Heinrich Christian Michael a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born at Giessen in 1795, where, after completing his studies, he also established himself as academical teacher. In 1832 he published Die freie priotestantische Kirche oder die kirchlichen Verfassungsgrundsatze des Evangeliums, in which he advocates separation of State and Church. In 1,833 he was called to Zurich as professor of theology, and died March 24, 1836. Of his works we also mention, Ueber das Zeugniss Justins uber die Apokalypse (Leipsic, 1829): — Quaestiones Philippenses (Giessen, 1831). See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. s.v.; Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:92, 263, 555; 2:18. (B.P.)

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