Online Encyclopedia


Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 269 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: it!
HEINRICH PHILIPP KONRAD HENKE (1752 — 1809), German theologian, best known as a writer on church history, was born at Hehlen, Brunswick, on the 3rd of July 1752. He was educated at the gymnasium of Brunswick and the university of Helmstedt, and from 1778 to 1809 he was professor, first of philosophy, then of theology, in that university. In 1803 he was appointed principal of the Carolinum in Brunswick as well. He died on the 2nd of May 1809. Henke belonged to the rationalistic school. His principal work (Allgemeine Geschichte der christl. Kirche, 6 vols., 1788—1804; 2nd ed., 1795—1806) is commended by F. C. Baur for fullness, accuracy and artistic composition. His other works are Lineamenta institutionum fzcjei Christianae historico-criticarum (1783), Opuscula academica (1802) and two volumes of Predigten. He was also editor of the Magazin fur die Religionsphilosophie, Exegese and Kirchengeschichte (1793—1802) and the Archiv fur die neueste Kirchengeschichte (1794—1799). His son, ERNST LUDWIG THEODOR HENKE (1804-1872), after studying at the university of Jena, became professor extraordinarius there in 1833, and professor ordinarius of Marburg in 1839. He is known as the author of monographs upon Georg Calixt u. seine Zeit (1853—186o), Papst Pius VII. (186o), Konrad von Marburg (1861), Kaspar Peucer u. Nik. Krell (1865), Jak. Friedr. Fries (1867), Zur neuern Kirchengeschichte (1867).
End of Article: HEINRICH PHILIPP KONRAD HENKE (1752 — 1809)

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.