NIU-CHWANG NIVERNAIS His son, FRIEDRICH AUGUST NITZSCH (b. 1832), was made professor ordinarius of theology at Giessen in 1868 and at Kiel in 1872. He was the author of Grundriss der christl. Dogmcngeschichte (1870, incomplete) and Das System des Boethius (1860), amongst other works.
Karl Nitzsch's principal works are: System der christlichen Lehre (1829; 6th ed., 1851; Eng. trans., 1849), Praktische Theologie (1847-1860; 2nd ed., 1863-1868), Akademrsche Vorlrdge uber chnstliche Glaubenslehre (1858) and several series of Predigten. " He took as his starting-point the fundamental thought of Schleiermacher, that religion is not doctrine but life, direct consciousness, feeling. At the same time he sought to bring religious feeling into closer connexion with knowledge and volition than Schleiermacher had done; he laid special stress and justly on the recognition of a necessary and radical union of religion with morality, treating both dogmatics and ethics together accordingly in his System der Christlichen Lehre " (Otto Pfleiderer, Development of Theology, p. 123). His Protestantische Beantwortung, a reply to the Symbolik of Johann Adam Mohler (17961838), which originally appeared in the Studien it. Kritiken, of which he was one of the founders, may also be mentioned.
See Herzog-Hauck, Realencyklopddie, and the Attgemeine deutsche Biographie; F. Lichtenberger, History of German Theology in the Nineteenth Century, pp. 185-196.
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