The New International Encyclopædia/Oettingen, Alexander von

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OETTINGEN, ẽ'tīng-en, Alexander von (1827—). A German theologian. He was born at Vissust, near Dorpat, and studied at Erlangen, Bonn, and Berlin. From 1854 to 1891 he was professor of theology at Dorpat. He published, among many other theological treatises, Die Moralische und die christliche Sittenlehre (1868-74), which is his chief work; Wahre und falsche Autorität (1878); and Theorie und Praxis des Heiratens (1892).