Johann Peter Lange

LANGE, Johann Peter. b. Sonnborn, near Elberfeld, 10 April 1802; d. Bonn, 8 July 1884. He was the son of a farmer and haulage contractor. He studied Protestant theology at Bonn, 1822-25, and became a pastor of the Reformed Church. He was appointed Professor of Dogmatics and Church History at Zürich, Switzerland, in 1841, and Professor of Systematic Theology at Bonn, 1854, where he remained until his death. Lange published in all disciplines of theology, notably a critique of D.F. Strauss, Das Leben Jesu nach den Evangelien dargestellt (1844-47) and Theologisch-homiletisches Bibelwerk (1857 onwards), translated into English and enlarged and revised by Philip Schaff* (New York, 1864-80). In...

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