Strauss, Gerhard Friedrich Abraham

Strauss, Gerhard Friedrich Abraham, a German writer, was born Sept. 24, 1786, at Iserlohn. He studied at Halle and Heidelberg, and after having served as pastor in different places, he was called in 1822, as court preacher, to the cathedral in Berlin, where he died July 19, 1863. Strauss distinguished himself as pastor, preacher, and author. Of his many writings, we mention, Glockentone, oder Erinnerungen aus dem Leben eines jungen Geistlichen (7th ed. Leips. 1840, 3 vols.): — Die Taufe im Jordan (Elberfeld, 1822): — Helons Wallfahrt nach Jerusalem (ibid. 1820-23, 4 vols.; Engl. transl. Phila. 1860): — Das evangelische Kirchenjahr in seinem Zusammenhange

(Berlin, 1850): — Abendglockentone, Erinnerungen eines alten Geistlichen aus seinem Leben. (ibid. 1868). Besides these works, there are a large number of published sermons, preached on different occasions and subjects. See Theolog. Universal-Lexikon, s.v.; Regensburger Conversations-Lexikon, s.v.; Zuchold, Bibl. Theolog. 2, 1283-87; Winer, Handbuch de theol. Literatur (see Index). (B.P.)

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