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OF THE

LIFE AND CHARACTER

OF

PROF. THOLUCK.

BY

E. A. PARK,

PROFESSOR IN THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, ANDOVER.

EDINBURGH:

THOMAS CLARK, 38 GEORGE STREET.

MDCCCXL.

EDINBURGH :

Printed by JAMES BURNET. OF

THO LUCK.

The following sketch was originally intended for insertion among the notes to the sermons of Tholuck, and therefore its analysis of his character was designed more particularly to exhibit bis qualifications as a preacher. It is inserted as a separate article, because its length would bave increased the notes to a disproportionate bulk. Many of the statements which its gives are translated from the Supplement to the ConversationsLexicon der neuesten Zeit und Literatur, vol. IV. pp. 625-628. Leipsic, 1834. Though the article on Tholuck in that Lexicon was written by his opposers, and was designed to produce an unfavourable impression concerning him, it may still be relied on as accurate in its general statement of facts, many of them having been furnished for the Lexicon by Tholuck himself. Other facts, detailed in the ensuing sketch, were gleaned from the letters and journals of American divines, who have enjoyed the acquaintance of Prof. Tholuck.

Frederic Augustus Gottreu Tholuck was born at Breslau, the capital of Silesia, on the 30th of March, · 1799. It was early intended that he should follow the occupation of his father, which was that of a goldsmith. He accordingly left school in his twelfth year, and entered upon his apprenticeship. He had such an aversion to his employment however, that he soon returned to the Gymnasium, and in 1816 entered the University at Breslau. He was now seventeen years of as yet had acquired no predilection for any particular course of study. But in a short time he formed a strong attachment to oriental literature, and made ap

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