Philippi, Dr. Friedrich Adolf, was born in Berlin in 1809. His father was a banker and belonged to the circle of the Mendelssohns. Philippi received Christian impressions at school, and in riper years he received from a fellow student a treatise entitled “Glocktöne,” by Court Chaplain Strauss, which caused him to attend his sermons.
His uncle Jakobi, the mathematician, had at that time become an Evangelical Christian. This event, too, caused him to seek for the truth until he found it for himself and was then baptized by Pastor Zehme in Grossstädtel, near Leipzig, in 1829.
Later on he studied theology under Hengstenberg, and became professor at Dorpat and later at Rostock.
He was the author of the following works:—”Die Lehre von dem thätigen Gehorsam Christi,” 1841; “Glauben’s Lehre,” 1853; a posthumous work, published by his son, “On the Epistle to the Galatians and the Synoptics.” He died on August…
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