Sintenis, a name common to a number of German theologians, of whom we mention the following:
1. CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH, was born at Zerbst in 1750, where he was appointed deacon in 1773. In 1791 he was made professor of theology and metaphysics, and died in 1820 as member of consistory and pastor of Trinity Church. He published, Theologische Schriftagendefuir Prediger (Leipsic, 1808): — Elpizon, oder meine Fortdauer nach dem Tode (Dantzic, 1792, 3 pts.), and a number of other books. See Von Schuitz's biography of Sintenis (Zerbst, 1820); Winer. Handbuch, 1, 290, 410, 413, 470, 477, 840; 2, 90, 138, 141, 227, 280, 353, 356, 366, 398, 779; Theol. Universal-Lexikon, s.v.; Regensburt et Conversatidns-Lexikon, s.v.; Furst, Bibl. Judaica, 3, 340.
2. JOHANN CHRISTIAN SIGISMUND, brother of Christian, was born at Zerbst ini 1752. In 1785 he vas appointed pastor at Dornburg in Anhalt; in 1794 he was called to Roslau; in 1798 he was appointed inspector of church and school, and died in 1829. He published, Oeffentliche katechetische Prufungen nebst Schlussreden (Halle, 1803-6, 3 vols.). See the Regensburger Consversations-Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch, 2, 269, 780; Theol. Universal-Lexikon, s.v.
3. KARL HEINRICH, brother of the above, was born in 1744 at Zerbst, and appointed in 1771 rector at Torgau. In 1783 he was called to Zittau, and died at Zerbst in 1816., He wrote, Theophron (Zerbst, 1800): — Lehrbuch der moralischen Vernunftreligion (Altenburg. 1802): — Geron und Palamon (Zerbst, 1803). See the Regensburgers Conversations-Lexikon, s.v.; Theol. Universal Lexikon, s.v.
4. WILHELM FRANZ, son of Johann Christian Sigismund, was born April 26, 1794, at Dornburg in Anhalt. He studied at Zerbst and Wittenberg., In 1824 he was called to Magdeburg as second preacher of the Church of the Holy Ghost, and in 1831 he was made pastor primarius. His rationalistic views brought him in conflict with his ecclesiastical superior. The consequence was that the rationalistic preachers organized a union of so called Friends of Light in 1841. Sintenis died Jan. 29, 1859, having retired some years before from the ministry. He published a great many sermons and discourses, which are enumerated in Zuchold, Bibliotheca Theologica, 2, 1231 sq. See also Theol. Universal-Lexikon, s.v.; Kurtz, Lehrbuch der Kirchengeschichte, § 175, 1. (B.P.) .