See also:born on the 18th of
See also:April 1811 at Kloster Reichenbach in
See also:Wurttemberg . He studied at
See also:Tubingen under F . C . Baur, and became in 1858 pastor of the
See also:church of St
See also:professor ordinarius of
See also:theology and
See also:superintendent of the Lutheran church of
See also:Leipzig . He died on the 26th of
See also:December 1888 . A
See also:disciple of Neander, he belonged to the extreme right of the school of mediating theologians . He is important as the historian of early
See also:Christianity and of the pre-Reformation
See also:period . Although F . C . Baur was his teacher, he did not attach himself to the Tubingen school; in reply to the contention that there are traces of a
See also:sharp conflict between two parties, Paulinists and Petrinists, he says that " we find variety coupled with agreement, and unity with difference, between Paul and the earlier apostles; we recognize the one spirit in the many gifts." His Das apostolische and das nachapostolische Zeitalter (1851), which
See also:developed out of a prize
See also:essay (1849), passed through three
See also:editions in Germany (3rd ed., 1885), and was translated into
See also:English (2 vols., 1886) . The
See also:work which in his own opinion was his greatest, Johann von W"iclif and die Vorgeschichte der Reformation (2 vols., 1873), appeared in English with the title
See also:John Wiclif and his English Precursors (1878, new ed., 1884) . An earlier work, Geschichte
See also:des engl .
Deismus (1841), is still regarded as a valuable contribution to the study of religious thought inEngland .
See also:Lechler's other
See also:works include Geschichte der Presbyterial- and Synodal-verfassung (1854), Urkundenfunde zur Geschichte des christl . Altertums (1886), and
See also:biographies of Thomas
See also:Bradwardine (1862) and Robert
See also:Grosseteste (1867) . He wrote
See also:part of the commentary on the Acts of the Apostles in J . P .
See also:Lange's Bibelwerk . From 1882 he edited with F . W . Dibelius the Beitrage zur sachsischen Kirchengeschichte . Johannes Hus (189o) was published after his
See also:death .
WILLIAM EDWARD HARTPOLE LECKY (1838–1903)
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