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August Friedrich Christian Vilmar (1800–1868)

Vilmar, August Friedrich Christian (vēl-mär’). A German theological writer and historian of literature; born at Solz in Lower Hesse; died at Marburg, July 30, 1868. He was professor of Lutheran theology at Marburg, and a resolute opponent of rationalism. He wrote: ‘The Theology of Facts versus the Theology of Rhetoric’ (1856); ‘History of German Civilization in Most Recent Times’ (3 vols., 1858–67); ‘A Little Handbook for the Friends of the German Folk-Song’ (1867); ‘Exposition of the Augsburg Confession’ (1870); ‘Moral Theology’ (1871); ‘Dogmatic Theology’ (1874); ‘History of German National Literature’ (1845).