Stapfer, Johann Friedrich
Stapfer, Johann Friedrich brother of the preceding, was born in 1718, at Brugg, in the canton of Aargau. After studying theology and philosophy in Holland and Germany, he returned to Switzerland and became pastor of the important parish of Diesbach, where his vast knowledge rendered him very useful to a wide community. He died in 1775. The following are his works, which are largely tinged with the theories of Leibnitz and Wolff: De Conformitate Operum Divinorum in Mundo Physico et Mystico (Zur. 1741): — Institutiones Theologico-polemicoe (ibid. 1752): — Grundlagen der wahren Religion (ibid. 1746-54, 13 vols.): — Die christliche Moral (ibid. 1756-66, 6 vols.). See Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.