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FRIEDRICH ADOLF KRUMMACHER (1767–1845)

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 933 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRIEDRICH ADOLF KRUMMACHER (1767–1845), German theologian, was born on the 13th of July 1767 at Tecklenburg, Westphalia. Having studied theology at Lingen and Halle, he became successively rector of the grammar school at Mors (1793), professor of theology at Duisburg (1800), preacher at Crefeld, and afterwards at Kettwig, Consistorialrath and superintendent in Bernburg, and, after declining an invitation to the university of Bonn, pastor of the Ansgariuskirche in Bremen (1824). He died at Bremen on the 14th of April 1845. He was the author of many religious works, but is best known by his Parabeln (1805; 9th ed. 1876; Eng. trans. 1844). A. W. Moller published his life and letters in 1849. His brother GOTTFRIED DANIEL KRUMMACHER (1774–1837), who studied theology at Duisburg and became pastor successively in Bari (1798), Wulfrath (18o1) and Elberfeld (1816), was the leader of the " pietists " of Wupperthal, and published several volumes of sermons, including one entitled Die Wanderungen Israels durch d. Waste nach Kanaan (1834).
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