Struensee, Adam, a German theologian, was born Sept. 8, 1708, at Neurippin, in Brandenburg, of a wealthy family, and early began the study of theology with a circle of young companions, who styled their meetings colloquia
biblica. Although warmly attached to the Moravian count Zinzendorf, he refused to join that community. In 1730 he was made chaplain of the countess Sayn-Wittgenstein, who resided at Berleburg, and after 1732 was pastor of several churches in Halle, and also occupied a chair of theology there. In 1757 he became provost of the Church of Altona; and in 1761 ecclesiastical superintendent of the duchies of Sleswig and Holstein. He died at Rendsburg, June 20, 1791; During all his life, Struensee was characterized by an enlightened piety and a most exemplary and amiable deportment. He wrote, Betrachtungen ub. Sonnund Festtags Evangelia (Halle, 1747-48, 1758, 4 vols.) Sammlung erbaulicher Schriften, etc. (ibid. 1755-56, 3 vols.): — Gedachtnissreden (ibid. 1756): — Predigten (Altona, 1758-60, 3 vols.): — Theologische Moral (Flensburg, 1765): — Theologische Abhandlung (Altona, 1765): — Biblischer Unterricht. (Halle, 1768).