The New International Encyclopædia/Schmidt, Karl

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SCHMIDT, Karl (1812-95). An Alsatian Lutherian theologian. He was born and educated and died in Strassburg, and was professor of theology in the university from 1837 to 1877. He wrote, in French and German, numerous excellent works, of which may be mentioned his biographical studies of Gerson, Tauler, Roussel, Vermigli. Farel, Viret, Melanchthon, and Nicolas of Basel, and of the German and other mediæval mystics. His Essai historique sur la société civile dans le monde romain et sur sa transformation par le christianisme (1853) was translated into English under the title, The Social Result of Early Christianity (London, 1885).