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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Philippi, Friedrich Adolf

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Lutheran theologian born at Berlin Oct. 15, 1809 died at Rostock Aug. 29, 1882. He was the son of a wealthy Jewish banker, a friend of Mendelssohn. Converted to Christianity in 1829, he studied philosophy and theology at Berlin and Leipsic (Ph.D. 1831), and became successively a teacher at a private school in Dresden and at the Joachimsthal' sche Gymnasium at Berlin (1833). In 1837 he received his diploma as Lutheran minister, and in 1838 was admitted as privat-docent to the theological faculty of the University of Berlin. In 1841 he was elected professor of theology at the University of Dorpat he received the degree of D.D. "honoris causa" from the University of Erlangen in 1843.

Of Philippi's works may be mentioned: "Die Lehre vom Thä tigen Gehorsam Christi," Berlin, 1841 "Kirchliche Glaubenslehre," Gü terslohe, 1854-1879 (3d ed. 1883-85), a standard work from the Orthodox Lutheran point of view "Vorlesungen ü ber Symbolik," ib. 1883.

Bibliography : L. Schulze, Friedrich Adolf Philippi , Nö rdlingen, 1883 De le Roi, Juden-Mission , 2d ed., 1:204, Leipsic, 1899.S. F. T. H.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Philippi, Friedrich Adolf'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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