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Ernst Ranke

Ernst Ranke

German theologian
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Intro German theologian
Countries Germany
Occupations Theologian Educator
Gender male
Birth 10 September 1814 (Wiehe)
Death 30 July 1888 (Bad Bertrich)
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Biography

Ernst Constantin Ranke (10 September 1814, Wiehe &ndash – 30 July 1888, Marburg an der Lahn) was a German Protestant theologian; since 1850, a professor of church history. He was the brother of historian Leopold von Ranke (1795–1886), theologian Friedrich Heinrich Ranke (1798–1876) and philologist Karl Ferdinand Ranke (1802–1876).

Biography

He studied theology in Leipzig, Berlin and Bonn, and later became a pastor in the town of Buchau. From 1850 onward, he was a full professor of theology at Marburg University, where he taught classes in church history and New Testament exegesis. In 1865/1866 he served as university rector.

He was a councillor of the Lutheran consistory with great impact to the issues of the Church of Hesse-Cassel. He wrote poems and published translations of the Bible and books of songs.

Principal works

  • Das kirchliche Perikopensystem aus den ältesten Urkunden der Römischen Liturgie (Berlin, 1847).
  • Das Buch Tobias, metrisch übersetzt (Bayreuth, 1847); The Book of Tobit, translated metric.
  • Kritische Zusammenstellung der... neunen Perikopenkreise (Berlin, 1850).
  • Specimen codicis Novi Testamenti Fuldensis (Marburg, 1860).
  • Codex Fuldensis : Novum Testamentum Latine interprete Hieronymo (Marburg, 1868).
  • Fragmenta versionis sacrarum scripturarum Latinae Antehieronymianae e codice manuscripto (1868).

Poems

  • Gedichte, dem Vaterland gewidme (1848); "Poems, dedicated to the homeland".
  • An das deutsche Volk, Ged (1848);
  • Carmina academica (Marburg, 1866);
  • Lieder aus grossen Zeit (1872);
  • Horae Lyricae (Bécs, 1874);
  • Die Schlacht im Teutoburger Walde (Marburg, 1876); "The Battle of Teutonburg Forest".
  • Rhythmica: Praeit Hugonis Grotii effigies (Bécs, 1881);
  • De Laude Nivis (Marburg, 1886).

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