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Karl Friedrich Bahrdt (1741–1792)

Bahrdt, Karl Friedrich (bärt). A German theologian; born at Bischofswerda, Saxony, Aug. 25, 1741; died near Halle, April 23, 1792. He was condemned to imprisonment in 1789 for publishing ‘The Religious Edict: a Comedy.’ As a theologian, he was noted for extreme rationalism. He wrote: ‘Letters on Systematic Theology’ (2 vols., 1770–72); ‘Newest Revelations of God’ (1773); while in prison, ‘History of his Life’ (4 vols., 1790), etc.