KLING, CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH: German Protestant; b. at Altdorf (11 m. s.w. of Stuttgart), Württemberg, Nov. 4, 1800; d. at Marbach (15 m. s. of Heilbronn), Württemberg, Mar. 8, 1862. He studied at Tübingen and Berlin, became pastor at Waiblingen in 1826, professor of theology at Marburg in 1832, at Bonn in 1842, pastor at Ebersbach in 1849, and dean of Marbach in 1851. He was a pupil of Schleiermacher and Neander. In his writings, as in his lectures, he was instructive, sound, and winning, and showed himself a man of fine discrimination and independent judgment. He edited the sermons of the Franciscan Bertholdt (Bertholdt des Franciscaners Predigten, Berlin, 1824), prepared for J. P., Lange's Bibelwerk the commentary on the Epistles to the Corinthians (Eng. transl., in Schaff's edition of Lange's Commentary (N. T., vol. vi., New York, 1868). He also published a number of treatises in TSK.
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