The New International Encyclopædia/Beck, Johann Tobias
BECK, Johann Tobias (1804-78). A German theologian, born at Balingen, in Württemberg. He studied theology at Tübingen (1822-26), spent several years in the ministry, and was a professor, first at Basel, and then, after 1843, at Tübingen. He believed in orthodox Bible Christianity, and was opposed to the ‘Tubingen School,’ which then flourished under the leadership of his fellow professor, F. C. Baur. Among his numerous publications, Outlines of Biblical Psychology (1877) and Pastoral Theology of the New Testament (1885) have been published in English. For his life, consult Riggenbach (Basel, 1887).