See also:Protestant theologian, son of K . H . A . Lipsius (d . 1861), who was rector of the school of St
See also:Thomas at
See also:Leipzig, was
See also:born at
See also:Gera on the 14th of
See also:February 183o . He studied at Leipzig, and eventually (1871) settled at
See also:Jena as
See also:professor ordinarius . He helped to found the " Evangelical Protestant Missionary Union " and the " Evangelical
See also:Alliance," and from 1874 took an active
See also:part in their management . He died at Jena on the 19th of
See also:August 1892 . Lipsius wrote principally on dogmatics and the
See also:history of early
See also:Christianity from a liberal and critical standpoint . A Neo-Kantian, he was to some extent an opponent of Albrecht Ritschl, demanding " a connected and consistent theory of the universe, which shall comprehend the entire
See also:realm of our experience as a whole . He rejects the
See also:doctrine of dualism in a truth, one division of which would be confined to ` judgments of value,' and be unconnected with our theoretical knowledge of the
See also:world . The possibility of combining the results of our scientific knowledge with the declarations of our ethico-religious experience, so as to
See also:form a consistent philosophy, is based, according to Lipsius, upon the unity of the
See also:personal ego, which on the one
See also:hand knows the world scientifically, and on the other regards it as the means of realizing the ethico-religious
See also:object of its
See also:life " (
See also:Pfleiderer) .
This, in part, is his attitude in Philosophic andReligion (1885) . In his Lehrbuch der evang.-prot . Dogmatik (1876; 3rd ed., 1893) he deals in detail with the doctrines of "
See also:God," " Christ," "
See also:Justification " and the "
See also:Church." From 1875 he assisted K . Hase, O . Pfleiderer and E .
See also:Schrader in editing the Jahrbiicher fur prot . Theologie, and from 1885 till 18g1 he edited the Theol . Jahresbericht . His other
See also:works include Die Pilatusakten (1871, new ed., 1886), Dogmatische
See also:Bel/rage (1878), Die Quellen der altesten Ketzergeschichte (1875), Die apokryphen A postelgeschichten (1883-189o), Hauptpunkle der christl . Glaubenslehre
See also:im Umriss dargestellt (1889), and commentaries on the Epistles to the
See also:Galatians, Romans and
See also:Philippians in H . J .
See also:Holtzmann's llandkommentar zum Neuen Testament (1891-1892) .
JUSTUS LIPSIUS (1547-16o6)
BART SIR THOMAS JOHNSTONE LIPTON
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