Schade, Georg

Schade, Georg a Danish jurist in Altona, afterwards in Kiel, was born in 1711. He was the author (of a deistical work, Die unwandelbare und ewige Religion der ältesten Naturforscher, etc. (Leips. 1760), in which he attempts an absolute demonstration of the chief doctrines of faith and practice, independently of all revelation. He even constructs a complete theory of the resurrection of the body and of the future life. Soon after this book appeared, a pretended refutation of it was published at Altona by a so- named professor R. Goisee, with the evident design of simply calling attention to the first work. The magistracy of Hamburg honored Schade's book with a public burning, and the king of Denmark deposed him from his office and banished him. It was only on the accession of Christian VII (1766) that he was recalled and restored to office. Thenceforth he devoted himself exclusively to his judicial duties, until his death in 1795. See Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 20, 686-688. (J.P.L.)

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