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Wegscheider, Julius August Ludwig

WEGSCHEIDER, JULIUS AUGUST LUDWIG (1771-1849), German theologian, was born at Kiibelingen, Brunswick, on the 17th of September 1771, studied theology at Helmstadt, was tutor in a Hamburg family 1795-1805, Repetent at Gottingen, professor of theology at Rinteln in Hesse (1806-1815), and a t Halle from 1815. In 1830 he (with his colleague Wilhelm Gesenius) was threatened with deposition for teaching rationalism, and though he retained his office he lost his influence, which passed to F. A. Tholuck and Julius Muller. He died on the 27th of January 1849.

His chief works were ffber die von der neuesten Philosophic geforderte Trennung der Moral von der Religion (180^.); Einleitung in das Evangelium Johannis (1806); and Instituliones theologicae dogmaticae (1815), to which W. Steiger's Kritik des Rationalismus in Wegscheider's Dogmatik (1830) was a reply.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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