1802–1884

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 10, 1802, Bies es­tate, Son­ne­born, El­ber­feld, Ger­ma­ny (now part of Wup­per­thal).

Died: Ju­ly 8, 1884, Bonn, Ger­ma­ny.

Biography

In 1822, Lange en­tered the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Bonn as a the­o­lo­gy stu­dent.

In the be­gin­ning of 1826, he be­came as­sist­ant to pas­tor Emil Krum­mach­er of Lan­gen­berg. In June 1826, he was ap­point­ed se­cond pas­tor at Wald, near Sol­ing­en; in 1828, se­cond pas­tor of the Re­formed church at Lan­gen­berg; and in 1832 se­cond pas­tor at Du­is­burg.

He then be­came pro­fess­or of Church His­to­ry and Dog­ma­tics at Zür­ich, Swit­zer­land (suc­ceed­ing D. F. Strauss), and be­gan his du­ties on East­er 1841. Short­ly there­af­ter, he re­ceived his Doc­tor of Di­vi­ni­ty de­gree from Bonn.

After East­er 1854, he was pro­fess­or of Sys­tem­atic The­o­logy at Bonn (al­so Con­sis­tor­i­al­rath af­ter 1860), and con­tinued to lec­ture up to five days be­fore his death.

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