(17531812). Luth. theol.; b. Vohenstrauss, in The Palatinate, Ger.; educ. Wittenberg; prof. philos. 1780, theol. 1782, Wittenberg; chief court preacher and mem. high consistory Dresden; at first a supernaturalist (see Supernaturalism), holding necessity of revelation over against rationalists (who denied the need of revelation), but practically left little as a matter of revelation; later more orthodox Luth.; his 1800 Reformation sermon led to revival of Luther studies in Saxony. Works include System der christlichen Moral; Vorlesungen über die Dogmatik.
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