Birth of David Friedrich Strauss in Germany

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Protestant theologian David Friedrich Strauss is born in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Strauss will be the author of controversial works about the life of Jesus and the nature of Christian beliefs. Traditionalist Christians throughout Europe were scandalized when David Friedrich Strauss wrote that the "historical" Jesus was not really divine and that all the supernatural elements of the gospels were added on later to his life.

 

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