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The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Knapp, Georg Christian

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KNAPP, Georg Christian, a German theologian, born in Halle, Sept. 17, 1753, died there, Oct. 14, 1825. He was educated in the orphan school at Halle, founded by Francke, of which his father was director, and in the universities of Halle and Göttingen. In 1777 he became extraordinary, and in 1782 ordinary professor of theology at Halle, maintaining a system of rational supernaturalism, seeking to harmonize revelation with the theoretical and the practical reason. His Vorlesungen über die Christliche Glaubenslehre has been translated into English, with additions, by Leonard Woods, jr., D.D.