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Hofmann, Johann Christian Konrad von

(1810–77). B. Nürnberg, Ger.; educ. Erlangen and Berlin; prof. Erlangen (see Lutheran Theology After 1580, 11) and Rostock; influenced by F. D. E. Schleiermacher,* G. W. F. Hegel,* and F. W. J. v. Schelling.* Unfolded theol. from consciousness of believer; held that Christianity is communion of God and man as mediated by the Spirit of Christ present in the ch. and that Christ suffered on our behalf, not in our stead. Works include Weissagung und Erfüllung im alten und im neuen Testamente; Der Schriftbeweis; Die heilige Schrift neuen Testaments zusammenhängend untersucht; Biblische Hermeneutik, Eng. tr. C. Preus, Interpreting the Bible; Encyclopädie der Theologie; Theologische Ethik. See also Kenosis.

P. Wapler, Johannes v. Hofmann: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der theologischen Grundprobleme, der kirchlichen und der politischen Bewegungen im 19. Jahrhundert (Leipzig, 1914); E. Hübner, Schrift und Theologie: Eine Untersuchung zur Theologie Joh. Chr. K. von Hofmanns (Munich, 1956).


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