Karl August Auberlen

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Karl August Auberlen (19 November 1824 – 2 May 1864) was a German Lutheran theologian.


He was born at Fellbach, near Stuttgart, 19 November 1824. He studied in the seminary of Blaubeuren 1837-41, and theology at Tübingen 1841-45. He became repentant in theology at Tübingen 1849, and professor at Basel 1851. As a young man he was attracted by the views of Goethe and Hegel and enthusiastic for the criticism of Ferdinand Christian Baur; but he later became an adherent of the old Württemberg circle of theologians, of Johann Albrecht Bengel, Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, Lothar Roos, and others. He died at Basel on 2 May 1864.[1]


He published:

  • Die Theosophie Oetingers (Tübingen, 1847);
  • Der Prophet Daniel und die Offenbarung Johannis (Basel, 1854; Eng. transl., by Adolph Saphir, The Prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation, Edinburgh, 1874; 2d German ed., 1857);
  • Die götttiche Offenbarung (i, Basel, 1861; Eng. transl., with memoir, Edinburgh, 1867).

A volume of sermons appeared in 1845; a volume of lectures on the Christian faith in 1861.[1]



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainJackson, Samuel Macauley, ed. (1914). "Auberlen, Karl August". New Schaff–Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (third ed.). London and New York: Funk and Wagnalls.