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ISAAC AUGUST DORNER (1809-1884)

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 431 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ISAAC AUGUST DORNER (1809-1884), German Lutheran divine, was born at Neuhausen-ob-Eck in Wurttemberg on the loth of June 1809. His father was pastor at Neuhausen. He was educated at Maulbronn and the university of Tubingen. After acting for two years as assistant to his father in his native place he travelled in England and Holland to complete his studies and acquaint himself with different types of Protestantism. He returned to Tubingen in 1834, and in 1837 was made professor extraordinarius of theology, As a student at the university, one of his teachers had been Christian Friedrich Schmid (1794-1852), author of a well-known book, Biblische Theologie des Neuen Testamentes, and one of the most vigorous opponents of F. C. Baur. At Schmid's suggestion, and with his encouragement, sculptured stone commemorates the battle with the Danes in the 13th century, in which Richard de Moravia was killed. He was buried in the cathedral, where his effigy was found in the chancel. Skibo castle, about 4 M. W. of Dornoch, once a residence of the bishops of Caithness, was acquired in 1898 by Andrew Carnegie.
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