Tittmnann, Karl Christian

Tittmnann, Karl Christian father of the preceding, was born at Gmossbardau, near Grimma, Aug. 20, 1744. He was appointed deacon at Langensalza in 1770, professor of theology and provost at Wittenberg in 1775, and general superintendent there in 1784. In 1789 he was made Kirchenrath and superintendent at Dresden, and died there, Dec. 6, 1820; He was a man of cultured and elegant rather than powerful mind, and was deeply imbued with pious feeling and evangelical sentiment. These characteristics are apparent in his Meletenmata Sacrasive Comment. Exegetico-crit. dogmaticus in Evang. Joannis (Lips. 1816), a work full of good thoughts, good sense, and genuine piety, but deficient in critical acumen and exegetical ability. It has been translated into English, and forms 2 vols. of the Edinb. Bib. Cabinet. In his Opuscula Theologica (1803) are some dissertations of an exegetical character. Perhaps his best work is his Tractatus de Vestigiis Gnosticorunm in N.T. frustra Quaesitis (Lips. 1773).

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