(161788). Nephew of J. Gerhard*; Luth. dogmatician; b. Quedlinburg, Ger.; educ. Helmstedt and Wittenberg; prof. logic, metaphysics, and theol. Wittenberg; noted for mild, irenic spirit and retiring, pious disposition. F. A. Tholuck* (in J. J. Herzog,* Roalencyklopadie, 1st ed., XII, 421) calls him the bookkeeper and secretary (Buchhalter und Schriftführer) of Luth. orthodoxy (see Lutheran Theology After 1580, 15). This verdict does not agree with the facts. Quenstedt was independent in his judgment. Works include Theologia didactico-polemica, sive Systema theologicum, a standard of Luth. orthodoxy. See also König, Johann Friedrich; Novators.
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