(180874). B. Ludwigsburg, Ger.; educ. Tübingen and Berlin; influenced by F. C. Baur,* F. D. E. Schleiermacher,* F. W. J. v. Schelling,* G. W. F. Hegel*; vicar at a village near Ludwigsburg 1830; taught in the sem. at Maulbronn 1831; taught at Tübingen 1832. Held mythical theory of the gospels: the Christian religion developed gradually, like heathen mythology, without intentional fabrication by the writers. Works include Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet; Der alte und der neue Glaube. See also Vatke, Johann Karl Wilhelm.
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