Thomasius, Gottfried

Thomasius, Gottfried a German Protestant divine, was born in the year 1802 at Egenhausen, in Franconia. In 1821 he graduated at the gymnasium in Anspach, and prosecuted his theological studies at the universities of Erlangen, Halle, and Berlin. In 1829 he was preacher at the Church of the Holy Ghost in Nuremberg, and in 1830 religious instructor, also, at the gymnasium there. In 1842 he was called to Erlangen as professor of dogmatics and university preacher. For more than thirty years he filled that chair and died as senior of the faculty, Jan. 24, 1875. He published, Origenes: ein Beitrag zur Dogmengeschichte des 3ten Jahrh. (Nuremb. 1837): De Controverisia

Hofnannianc Commentatio (Erlangae, 1844): —Beitrage zür kirchlichen Christologie (ibid. 1845): —Dogmatis de Obedientia Christi Activa Historia et Progressionis inde a Con.fessione A ugustana ad Formulam usque Concordice (ibid. 1846): —Das Bekenntniss der evalng. —luth. Kirche in der Consequen seines Prinzipes (Nuremb. 1848): —Christi Person und Werk: Darstellunq der luther. Dogmatik vom Mittelpunkt der Christologie aus (Erlang. 1853-61, 3 vols.; 2nd ed. 1857): Das Bekenntniss der luther; Kirche von der Versohnung und die Versohnungslehre Dr. Chr. K. v. Hofmanns (ibid. 1857). He also published several volumes of Sermons: a practical Commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Colossians (Erlang. 1869), etc. See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 2, 1337 sq.; Theologisches Universal-Lexikon, s.v.; Literarischer Handweiserfür das kathol. Deutschland, 1868, p. 119; Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v. (B. P.)

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