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German Protestant; b. at Sophieahof, near Kiel, Germany, Sept. 26, 1847. He was educated at the universities of Erlangen, Berlin, Leipeic (Ph.D., 1870), and Kiel from 1866 to 1872, and was privatdooeat at Leipsic in 1874 76, when he accepted s call to the University of Strasburg as associate professor of theology. Four years later he mss promoted to full professor, but is the following year meat to Marburg as professor of Old Testament exegesis. He remained at Marburg, where he
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was rector in 1893 94, until 1900, when he went to Berlin as professor of Old Testament exegesis, a chair which he still holds. In theology he is an adherent of the historical school of investigation, and seeks to elucidate the religion of the Old Testament by other Semitic faiths. He has written: Translatitmis trntiquw arabicte dt'(rri Jobi qua: suPersurtt nustc primum edits (Leipsie, 1870); Eulogies and Alvar, sin Abschniti spaniseher Kirehengeschichte aus tier Ze6t der Maurenherrschaft (1872); Jtlhve et Moloch, sine de rtrtiane inter ileum Israelitarum et Moloehum intercedente (1874); Studien zur semitischen Religitmsgeschichte (2 vole., 18761878); Die Geschichte ties alltestamentlichen Priesterthums utttersucht (1889); August Dillmtmn (1895); Eirtleitung in die Bueher ilea Allen Testaments (1901); and Eamun Asklepios (Giessen, 1906).
BAU'ER, BRUNO: A modern Biblical critic, of the most extreme radicalism; b. at Eisenberg (35 m. s. of Halls), in the duchy of Altenburg, Sept. 8, 1809; d. at Rixdorf, near Berlin, Apr. 15, 1882. He was educated in Berlin precisely in Hegel's most brilliant period. He took his place at first in the conservative wing of the Hegelian school, of which his teacher Marheineke was the leader, and reviewed the Leben Jesu of David Friedrich Strauss, who had been his fellow student, unfavorably, accusing Strauss of " entire ignorance of what criticism means." He undertook also to defend Marheineke's position by issuing (1836 38) the Zcitschrift fur sPeku7atiroe Theologie. In 1838 he published the Kritik tier Geschichte der Off ertbarung (2 vole., Berlin). A year later Altenstein, minister of public worship and instruction, appointed him to a position is the University of Bonn, and his prospects seemed promising. But he was already in a fair way to break with his past, as shortly appeared in his Krilik der evangelischen Gesehichte des Johannes (Bremen, 1840) and Kritik der evtrngetischen Geschichte der Syno;Otiker (3 vole., Leipaie,1841), which went beyond Strauss, and, adopting the theory of Wilke that Mark is the original gospel, derived the whole story, not, with Strauss, from the imagination of the primitive Christian community, but from that of a single mind. This extreme carrying out of Hegelian principles naturally aroused wide spread excitement. Eichhorn, who had succeeded Altenstein as minister, put the question to the Prussian universities whether the holder of such views could be allowed to teach. The answers were not unanimous; but Bauer injured his own cause by a still more amazing and reckless onslaught on traditional theology (Theologiache Schamlosigkeiten, in the flallische Jti)trbucher fur deutsche Wissenschaft, Nov., 1841), and was deprived of his academic post in March, 1842. His literary activity continued incessant. Living on his small estate at Rixdorf, he poured forth a succession of volumes on the history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries between 1843 and 1849. In 1850 he came back to his old field, and in the neat three years had renewed his attack on the gospels and included the Acts and the Pauline epistles, considering even the four admitted by the Tilbingen school as second century Western prod
ucts. In the place of Christ and Paul, to him Philo, Seneca, and the Gnostics appeared the real creative forces in the evolution of Christian conceptions. He continued his attempts to prove the connection between Greco Roman philosophy and Christianity in Christus and die Casaren (Berlin, 1877). Here he places the genesis of the Christian religion practically as late as the reign of Marcus Aurelius, sad the original gospel in that of Hadrian, after which " clever men " were busy for some forty years in the composition of the Pauline epistles. Only the framework of the new religion was Jewish; its spirit came from further west; Christianity is really " Stoicism becoming dominant in a Jewish metamorphosis." Bauer left practically no followers in Germany for such remarkable theories. His fantastic hypercriticism found a home for a time in Holland with Allard Pierson, Naber, and Loman; and still later it made some attempts to gain a foothold in Switzerland with Steck's assault upon Galatians. (J. HAU88LErrEx.)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Holtamann, in Protutantiachs Kirdunzeitunp, 1882, pp. b40 545; F. C. Baur, Rirehengeachichte ilea neunsehnten Jahrhunderta, Leipsie, 1882; O. PBeiderer, Die Entwiddung der proteatantiachen TheoTopit in Deutachiand sere Karat, pp. 295 297, Freiburg, 1891. On the teaching of Bauer and the Opposition it around consult E. Bauer, Bruno Bauer and seine Gegrur, Berlin, 1842; O. F. Gruppe, Bruno Bauer and die akademiache Lehr/rsihsit, ib. 1842.
BAUER, WALTER FELIX: German Protestant; b. at Kiinigsberg Aug. 8, 1877. From 1895 to 1900 he studied at the universities of Marburg, Berlin, and Strasburg, and since 1903 has been privat docent for church history at the University of Marburg. He has written Mundige and Unmiindige bei dem A;OOatel Paulus (Marburg, 1902) and Der Aloostolos der Syrer in der Zeit von der Mitts des roierten JttJtrhunderta bis zur Spaltung der syri,schen Kirche (Giessen, 1903).
BAUM, baum, HENRY MASON: Protestant Episcopalian; b. at East Schuyler, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1848. He was educated at the Hudson River Institute, Claverack, N. Y., but did not attend a college. He received his theological training at De Lancet' Divinity School, Geneva, N. Y., and was ordained to the priesthood in 1870. He was successively rector of St. Peter's Church, East Bloomfield, N. Y. (I870 71), missionary to Allen's Hill, Victor, Lima, and Honeoye Falls, N. Y. (18711872), rector of St. Matthew's Church, Laramie City, Wyo. (1872 73), in charge of St. James's Church, Paulaborough, N. J. (1873 74), rector of St. Matthew's Church, Lambertville, N. J. (187rr76), and rector of Trinity Church, Easton, Pa. (1876 80). From 1880 to 1892 he was editor of The Church Review, and in 1901 founded the Records of the Past, which he edited until 1905. He has taken a keen interest in the preservation of the antiquities of the United States, and was the author of the act passed by the Senate in 1904 for the protection of these archeological remains. In that year he also founded the Institute of Historical Research at Washington, and has since been its president. In theology he is a firm believer in the historical accuracy of the Bible. He has written Rights arid Duties of Rectors, Church Wardens, arid Vestrymert ire
the American Church (Philadelphia, 1879) and The Law o f the Church in the United States (New York, 1886).
BAUM, JOHANN WILHELM: Protestant German theologian; b. at Flonheim (17 m. s.s.w. of Mainz) Dec. 7, 1809; d. at Strasburg Nov. 28, 1878. When he was thirteen years of age, he was sent to Strasburg to the house of his uncle, where he prepared himself for the ministry. Havingcompleted his studies, he was made teacher at, the theological seminary at Strasburg in 1835. his position he resigned in 1844 and accepted the position of vicar of St. Thomas's in that city, whose first preacher he became in 1847. At the close of the Franco Prussian war, the German government appointed him professor in the University of Strasburg. He belonged to the liberal Protestant party of his country, and made himself known by his writings on the history of the Reformation, as well as that of his own time, including Franz Lambent von Avignon (Strasburg and Paris, 1840); Theodor Beza nach handschriftlichen Quellen dargestellt (2 vole., Leipaic, 1843 45); Johann Georg Stuber, den Vorganger Oberlins im Steinthale and VorkBmpfer einer neuen Zeit in Strassburg (Strasburg, 1846); Die Memoiren d'Aubigne's des Hugenotten von ahem Schrott and Tforn (Leipsic, 1854); Capito and Butzer, Strassburgs Reformatoren (Elberfeld, 1860), being the third part of Leben and ausgewdhlte SchrifRen den VBter and Begriinder den reformirten Kirche. Besides these works written in German,_ he published in French Lea tglisco rEformees de rance soul la, croix (Strasburg, 1869); Les MEmoires de P. Carriers lit Corteia (Strasburg, 1871); Le Proeea de Baudichon de la. Maisori Neuve (Geneva, 1873). For a number of years Baum assisted his colleagues Reuss and Cunitz in the edition of Calvin's works published in the Corpus reformatorum.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Zur Erinnerunp an J. W. Baum, Roden,. Strasburg, 1878; M. Baum, J. W. Baum, sin proteatanlisches Clmakterbild aua den Blows, Bremen, 1880.
BAUMGARTEN, MICHAEL: German theolo
gian and active promoter of free church life;
b. at Haseldorf, near Hamburg, Mar. 25, 1812;
d. at Rostock July 21, 1889. He was educated at
Altona, Kiel, and Berlin, becoming in the last Iialned
place an outspoken adherent of Hengstenberg.
But the study of Dorner during a period of seven
years (18396) spent at Kiel as a teacher con
vinced him that the traditional orthodox view
of the person of Christ was inadequate to explain
the mystery of redemption; be passed from Heng
stenberg to Schleiermaoher, with his principle that
Christianity is not a doctrine but a life, and then to
Hofmann, in whose Weissagung and Erfiillung
he saw a theology that could lead him further on
his road. In his treatise Lzturgie and Predigt
(Kiel, 1843) he lays down his programme, to which
as an old man he was still proud of having adhered.
Here he classes as stumbling blocks in the Church's
way a variety of ancient institutions, laws, and
customs, viz.: the misleading notion of a "•Chris
tian State"; the use of compulsion in the Church
(as in the case of baptism); the power of civil
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rulers within the Church, in allowing which the
Reformers had brought back a Byzantine system;
the diversity of teaching among Protestants; and
the failure to recognize the menace of the Roman
errors. About the same time (1843 44) appeared
his commentary on the Pentateuch, to which
Delitzsch appealed when in 1850 he recommended
his friend to succeed him in the Rostock professor
ship, but which none the less he sharply criticized
in some points. In the eventful years 1846 50
he was pastor of St. Michael's church at Sleswick,
and was one of the leaders of the clergy of Sleswick
Holstein in their struggle for the German right
to the duchies. After the battle of Idstedt, he
was obliged to escape from Sleswick with his
family to Holstein, where his call to Rostock found
him. Here he was expected to take part in 'the
upbuilding of the Church of the duchy, which was
under Kliefoth's leadership; but two men more
diametrically opposed in their whole way of looking
at things could scarcely have been found. Baum
garten frankly expressed his own view of the earliest
history of the Church in his Apostelgeschichte (2
viols., Halls, 1852), and of its modern needs in his
Nachtgesichte Sacharjas (Brunswick, 1854). It
was not difficult to make a collection of heretical
propositions from the writings of a man who cared
so little to express himself in time honored formulas,
and who was wrestling with such modern problems;
and the attempt was soon made. The Grand Duke
dismissed him from the theological commission in
1856; the consistory examined his works, it must
be admitted without strict adherence to constitu
tional rules or to the principles of fairness, found
a whole series of departures from the received
doctrine, and deprived him of his position. He
declined au invitation to go to India as a missionary,
preferring to remain and carry on the struggle for
a complete reconstruction of the Evangelical Church
in Germany. With this aim he was for thirteen
years a zealous member of the Protestant Union
from 1863 to 1876, but left it when it showed
intolerance in the Heidelberg case. His life grew
more and more lonely, though he could always count
on a few faithful friends, like Studt, Ziegler, and
Pestalozzi. He was a member of the Reichstag
from 1874 to 1881, in which he showed himself a
determined opponent of Stocker and of the Jesuits,
and stood for his principles of religious liberty
and complete separation of Church and State.
He was a man of great natural endowment, fitted
for useful constructive work in theology, if the un
fortunate circumstances in his career had not forced
him to expend his energy in the combat to which
most of his numerous later writings have reference.
. (J. HAUBBLEITER.)
BIBLIOGRAPHY His autobiography was edited and published posthumously by K. H. 6tudt, 2 vole., Kiel, 1891.
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