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Julius August Ludwig Wegscheider

Julius August Ludwig Wegscheider (September 27, 1771 - January 27, 1849), German theologian, was born at Kübelingen[?], Brunswick.

He studied theology at Helmstädt[?], was tutor in a Hamburg family 1795-1805, Repetent at Göttingen, professor of theology at Rinteln in Hesse (1806-1815), and at 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 FA Tholuck and Julius Müller. He died on the 27th of January 1849.

His chief works were Über die von der neuesten Philosophie geforderte Trennung der Moral von der Religion (1804); Einleitung in das Evangelium Johannis (1806); and Institutiones theologicae dogmaticae (1815), to which W Steiger's Kritik des Rationalismus in Wegscheiders Dogmatik (1830) was a reply.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

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