August Dorner

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August Johannes Dorner

August Johannes Dorner (13 May 1846 in Schiltach, Württemberg – 17 April 1920 in Hannover) was a German Protestant theologian. He was the son of Isaak August Dorner.

Biography[edit]

After studying at Göttingen, Tübingen and Berlin, he served as vicar to the German congregation in Lyon and Marseilles. From 1870 to 1873 he was a lecturer at the University of Göttingen, then worked as a professor of theology and as co-director of the theological seminary at Wittenberg (1874-1889). In 1889 he was appointed professor of systematic theology at the University of Königsberg.[1]

Published works[edit]

Amongst his works is Augustinus : sein theologisches System und seine religionsphilosoph Anschauung ("Augustinus, his theological system and its religious-philosophical viewpoint", 1873). His other principal writings include:

  • Das menschliche Handeln : philosophische Ethik, 1895 – Human action: philosophical ethics.
  • Die Entstehung der christlichen Glaubenslehren, 1906 – The emergence of Christian doctrines.
  • Individuelle und soziale Ethik, 1906 – Individual and social ethics.
  • Pessimismus, Nietzsche und naturalismus, mit besonderer beziehung auf die religion, 1911 – Pessimism; Nietzsche and naturalism with a special reference to religion.
  • Die Metaphysik des Christentums, 1913 – The metaphysics of Christianity.[2]
  • Also, he was the author of the article on Isaak Dorner in the Allgemeine deutsche Biographie.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The church by Clarence Augustine Beckwith
  2. ^ OCLC WorldCat published works
  3. ^ ADB:Dorner, Isaak August at Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie