Christopher Wittich

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Christopher Wittich or Christophorus Wittichius (1625, Brieg – 1687, Leiden) was a German-born Dutch theologian. He is known for attempting to reconcile Descartes' philosophy with the Scriptures.

Christopher Wittich.

Life[edit]

He studied theology in Bremen, Groningen and Leiden, and taught theology, mathematics, and Hebrew at Herborn (1651–3), Duisburg (1653-5), Nijmegen (1655–1671) and Leiden (1671–1687). Starting from his 1653 publication Dissertationes Duæ he defended a non-literal interpretation of the Bible texts that were quoted by Voetius to prove the unscriptural nature of Descartes' Copernican beliefs, and tried to reconcile philosophy and theology.

Works[edit]

  • Dissertationes Duæ, Amsterdam, 1653.
  • De Stylo Scripturae, Amsterdam (?), 1656
  • Consensus veritatis in Scriptura divina et infallibili revelatae cum veritate philosophica a Renato detecta, Nijmegen, 1660
  • Theologia pacifica, Leiden, 1671.
  • Anti-spinoza, Amsterdam, 1690 (posthumous).

External links[edit]

See also: Wittich