Friedrich Adolf Krummacher

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Friedrich Adolf Krummacher

Friedrich Adolf Krummacher (July 13, 1767 – April 14, 1845) was a German Reformed theologian and a writer of devotional poetry and prose.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Tecklenburg, Westphalia. Having studied theology at Lingen and Halle, he became successively rector of the grammar school at Moers (1793), a professor of theology at the University of Duisburg (1800), a preacher in Kettwig (1807), Consistorialrath and superintendent in Bernburg (1812), and, after declining an invitation to the University of Bonn, pastor of the Ansgariuskirche in Bremen (1824).[1] He died in Bremen.

Literary works[edit]

He was the author of many religious works, but is best known by his Parabeln (1805; 9th edition 1876; English translation 1824).[2] In 1858, they were added to Bohn's "Illustrated Library", with 40 illustrations.

  • Hymnus an die Liebe, 1801
  • Parabeln, 3 volumes, 1805–1817
  • Über den Geist und die Form der evangelischen Geschichte in historischer und ästhetischer Hinsicht, 1805 ("On the Spirit and Form of Evangelical History in its Historical and Æsthetical Relations").
  • Die Kinderwelt, 1809
  • Festbüchlein, Tl. 1-3, 1808–1819
  • Apologen und Paramythien, 1809
  • Das Wörtlein: Und, eine Geburtstagsfeier, 1811
  • Der Eroberer, eine Verwandlung, 1814
  • Johannes, 1815
  • Apostolisches Sendschreiben an die Christengemeinden von dem was noth thut zur Kirchenverbesserung, 1815 (anonym)
  • Leiden, Sterben und Auferstehung unseres Herrn Jesu Christi, 1818 ("The Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ").
  • Fürst Wolfgang zu Anhalt, eine Reformationspredigt, 1820
  • Briefwechsel zwischen Asmus und seinem Vetter, 1820
  • Die freie evangelische Kirche, ein Friedensgruß, 1821
  • Bilder und Bildchen, 1823
  • Katechismus der christlichen Lehre, 1823
  • Die christliche Volksschule im Bunde mit der Kirche, 1823
  • St. Ansgar, 1826
  • Das Täubchen, 1828
  • Der Hauptmann Cornelius, 1829; Cornelius the Centurion, (translated into English, Edinburgh, 1841).
  • Die Geschichte des Reiches Gottes nach der heiligen Schrift, andeutender Text zu von Kügelgens, 1831–45.
  • Das Leben des heiligen Johannes, 1833 The life and character of St. John, the Evangelist and Apostle, (translated into English, Edinburgh, 1839).
  • Selbstbiographie, 1869
  • Briefe. Nachlese (posthumous), 1911.

Arnold Wilhelm Möller published his life and letters: Friedrich Adolf Krummacher und seine Freunde, 2 volumes, Bonn, 1849.

Family[edit]

His brother Gottfried Daniel Krummacher was the leader of the pietists of Wuppertal. His son Friedrich Wilhelm Krummacher was a noted clergyman and author, as was his son Emil Wilhelm Krummacher.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ADB:Krummacher, Friedrich Adolph In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 17, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1883, S. 240–243.
  2. ^ English translation of Parabeln by Frederic Shoberl.

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