Mosheim in 1725; and translated into English by the Rev. John Guthrie, 1854.
- Ritsthl's investigations,referred to above,supersede the older works of Tillemont, Wernsdorf, Mosheim, Walch, Neander, Baur and A.
Most of his few remaining letters are printed by Mosheim; his letter from Louvain was despatched in duplicate (to evade capture), but both were seized; one is in the Record Office (U.
JOHANN LORENZ VON MOSHEIM (c. 1694-1755), German Lutheran divine and Church historian, was born at Lubeck on the 9th of October, 1694 or 1695.
Mosheim was much consulted by the authorities when the new university of Gottingen was being formed; especially in the framing of the statutes of the theological faculty, and the provisions for making the theologians independent of the ecclesiastical courts.
Church history began to be written in a genuinely scientific spirit only in the 18th century under the leadership of Mosheim, who is commonly called the father of modern church history.
Semler was much his superior in originality and boldness, and Mosheim in clearness, method and elegance.
An adequate monograph on ancient pseudonymous literature remains to be written; meantime, further reference may be made to the older essays of Mosheim (Dissertatio de caussis suppositorum librorum inter Christianos saeculi primi et secundi, 1 733); Bentley's Dissertation on Phalaris, pp. 80 seq.; K.
The accounts of Mosheim, Lardner, Walch and Schrockh, as well as the monograph by Trechsel, Ueber Kanon, Kritik and Exegese der Manichder (1832), may also be mentioned as still useful.
- Special monographs on Titus have been written by Jerome, Casper Cruciger (Expositio brevis et familiaris, 1542), Mosheim (Erklarung des Briefs an Tit., 1779), and Kuinoel (Explicatio epist.
From an imaginary old Saxon word beggen, " to beg" or "pray," an explanation adopted even by Mosheim, or from begue, " stammering," a French word of unknown origin, which only brings us back to Lambert again, whose name of Le Begue, as the chronicler Aegidius, a monk of Orval (Aureae Vallis), tells us, simply means "the stammerer," quia balbus erat (Gesta pontificum Leodiensium, c. A.D.
Von Mosheim, De beghardis et beguinabus commentarius (Leipzig, 1790); E.
Einleitung (Jena, 1 733); Mosheim, Ecclesiastical History; Gerbert, Gesch.
Mosheim and furnished with notes and dissertations which were translated into English in J.
But from Leibnitz until the 19th century German national historiography made little progress, - although church historians like Mosheim and Neander stand out among the greatest historians of all time.