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Harms, Claus

(1778–1855). B. Fahrstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Ger.; Luth. theol.; educ. Meldorf and Kiel; impressed by F. D. E. Schleiermacher's* Über die Religion; turned from rationalism to Lutheranism at Kiel; deacon Lunden 1806; archdeacon St. Nikolai Ch., Kiel, 1816; chief pastor and provost 1835; counselor of the high consistory 1841. In 1817 he issued M. Luther's* 95 Theses together with 95 of his own (see Theses, Ninety-five, of Harms; Theses, Ninety-five, of Luther) against rationalism* and the proposed Prussian* Union. Other works include Pastoral-Theologie; Winter- und Sommer-Postille; Dr. Claus Harms, gewesenen Predigers in Kiel, Lebensbeschreibung verfasset von ihm selber; Das sind die 95 theses oder Streltsätze Dr. Luthers, theuren Andenkens. Zum besondern Abdruck besorgt und mit andern 95 Sätzen als mit einer Uebersetzung aus Ao. 1517 in 1817 begleitet; Briefe zu einer nähern Verständigung über verschiedene meine Thesen betreffnde Puncte. Nebst Einem namhaften Briefe, an den Herrn Dr. Schleiermacher.

V. Ferm, The Crisis in American Lutheran Theology (New York, 1927), pp. 118–123.

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