Johann Georg Walch

Johann Georg Walch ( born June 17, 1693 in Meiningen, † February 18, 1775 in Jena ) was a German Evangelical Lutheran theologian.

Life and work

Walch studied in Leipzig, where he was under pietistic influence. He worked there as a master's degree in Classical Philology (1713 ). Since 1718, he has taught at the University of Jena. In 1718 he was associate professor of Philosophy and Archaeology, 1719 Associate Professor of Eloquence, 1721 for poetry in 1728 for theology. He gave extensive compilations of the church and the history of dogma out, especially the "historical and theological introduction to the religious controversies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church" ( 1730-39 ), the "historical and theological introduction to the religious disputes which particularly out of the Evangelical Lutheran Church emerged " ( 1733-36 ) and the" Bibliotheca theologica selecta " ( 1757-65 ). In a report drawn up at the request of his country Mr. Walch 1747 report took a stand against the herrnhutische Brethren. 1740-53 he was in 24 volumes of Luther works out German.

In the winter semester 1754 he was vice-rector, in the winter semester 1758 Rector of the University of Jena

Importantly, from the perspective of the history of philosophy are his " Philosophical Lexicon " and its " controversial pieces against the Wolffian metaphysics."

He was married to Charlotte since 1718 Katharina, born Budde (us ) ( † 1766 ), daughter of Johann Franz Buddeus. Her children included Johann Ernst Immanuel Walch and Christian Wilhelm Franz Walch.

Works (selection)

  • Gedancken the philosophical temperament, 1723
  • Controversial pieces against the Wolffian metaphysics. 1724
  • Philosophical Lexicon. 1726 ( digitized )
  • Historical and theological introduction to the religious disputes out of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Jena 1733-1736
  • Historical and Theological Introduction to the religious disputes of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Jena 1733-39.
  • Dr. Martin Luther's writings all. Volume I - XXIII in 25 volumes. Edited by Dr. Joh Georg Walch. Jena 1740-1753