Ernesti sentence example
- Gesner was then rector, an office to which Ernesti succeeded in 1734.
- It is perhaps as much from the impulse which Ernesti gave to sacred and profane criticism in Germany, as from the intrinsic excellence of his own works in either department, that he must derive his reputation as a philologist or theologian.
- The higher criticism was not even attempted by Ernesti.
- Ernesti wished to subject the Scripture to the same laws of exposition as are applied to other ancient books; Crusius held firmly to orthodox ecclesiastical tradition.
- His academical colleagues were hostile; and Ernesti, under a show of friendship, secretly hindered his promotion.Advertisement
- The commentaries of Barnes, Clarke and Ernesti are practically superseded; but Heyne's Iliad (Leipzig, 1802) and Nitzsch's commentary on the Odyssey (books i.-xii., Hanover, 1826-1840) are still useful.
- It is chiefly in hermeneutics that Ernesti has any claim to eminence as a theologian.
- On the death of Johann Matthias Gesner at GÃƒ¶ttingen in 1761, the vacant chair was refused first by Ernesti and then by Ruhnken, who persuaded Miinchhausen, the Hanoverian minister and principal curator of the university, to bestow it on Heyne (1763).