12 September 1805 A.D. Johann Jakob Herzog Born—Reformed Professor of Church History
Editors. “Johann Jakob Herzog.” Encyclopedia Britannica. N.d. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/264034/Johann-Jakob-Herzog. Accessed 21 May 2014.Johann Jakob Herzog, (born Aug. 12, 1805, Basel, Switz.—died Sept. 30, 1882, Erlangen, Ger.), German Protestant theologian, professor of church history (University of Halle, 1847–54) and New Testament exegesis (University of Erlangen, 1854–77), and authority on the Hussite-Waldensian church. He compiled and edited the standard theological reference work Real-Encyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche (22 vols., 1854–68), which was published in an abridged English version as The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (13 vol., 1951–54).
Johann Jakob Herzog (1805 to 1882)
Encyclopedist of religion.
Birth of Johann Jakob Herzog, German Reformed theologian. He taught at the universities of Lausanne, Halle and Erlangen from 1835-1877. Herzog is best-known for his work on the famous German encyclopedia which was re-edited and translated to become the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.
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Johann Jakob Herzog (12 September 1805, Basel – 30 September 1882, Erlangen), German Protestant theologian, was born at Basel.
He studied at Basel and Berlin, and eventually (1854) settled at Erlangen as professor of church history.
His most noteworthy achievement was the publication of the Real-Encyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche (1853–1868, 22 vols.), of which he undertook a new edition with GL Plitt (1836–1880) around 1877, and after Plitt’s death with Albert Hauck (b. 1845). Hauck began the publication of the third edition in 1896 (completed in 22 vols., 1909).
His other works include Joh. Calvin (1843), Leben Oekolampadius (i 843), Die romanischen Waldenser (1853), Abriß der gesamten Kirchengeschichte (3 vols, 1876–1882, 2nd ed., G Koffmane, Leipzig, 1890–1892).