Family of Ger. lawyers and theologians including 1. Benedikt (15951666). Prof. and judge Leipzig; in Jurisprudentia ecclesiastica seu consistorialis he est. scientifically the episcopal system of ch. polity. 2. Johann Benedikt the Elder (1607 to 1657). Brother of 1; prof. Leipzig. Works include Isagoge in libros ecclesiarum luth. symbolicos; Systematis theologici in usum collegiorum et exercitiorum partes duae. 3. Johann Benedikt the Younger (163999). Son of preceding; prof. Leipzig; opponent of Pietism, esp. of Spener* and A. H. Francke.* 4. Samuel Benedikt (16471707). Brother of preceding; Spener's successor as court preacher at Dresden. 5. Johann Gottlob (16791767). Son of preceding; supt. Lübeck; very learned; wrote Introductio in libros canonicos bibliorum Veteris Testamenti and treatises against Pietists and Moravians. 6. Johann Benedikt (1720 to 1803). Grandson of Johann Benedikt the Younger; prof. Leipzig and Helmstedt; opponent of rationalism.
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