Christian August Julius Clemen

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Christian August Julius Clemen (born December 6, 1838 in Döbeln , † April 1, 1920 in Grimma ) was a German Protestant theologian, senior teacher at the Princely and State School Grimma and senior church councilor.


August Clemen, the usual form of the name, was the son of the master cloth maker Christian Friedrich Clemen from Döbeln. After attending school in his hometown, he studied theologian at the University of Leipzig . In 1861 he became a catechist at St. Petri in Leipzig and the following year assistant preacher at St. Thomä there. In 1863 Clemen became pastor of Sommerfeld and Paunsdorf. In 1868 he switched to the school system as a religion teacher and became the seventh professor at the Royal State School St. Afra in Meissen . In 1872 he went to Grimma, where he became a religion teacher and seventh professor at the Royal State School and worked until the end of his life. In the meantime he was appointed senior church councilor.


The Protestant theologian and historian of religion Carl Clemen , the art historian Paul Clemen and the historian Otto Clemen were his sons.

Fonts (selection)

  • The pastoral apology of scripture in ordinary life . In: Allgemeine Kirchenzeitung, 1867, No. 18–21.
  • Sermon at the foundation festival of the Princely School in Grimma , d. Held Sept. 14, 1870 , Grimma: Gensel, 1870.
  • The miraculous accounts of Elijah and Elisha in the books of kings. A hermeneutical-apologetic study , Grimma: Roessler, 1877.
  • The use of the Old Testament in the New Testament: (a) in the speeches of Jesus '(cont.)' (B) in the Evangelists , Grimma: J. Schiertz, 1893.
  • The use of the Old Testament in the New Testament writings , Gütersloh: Bertelsmann, 1896.
  • Introduction to the salvation history of the Old and New Testaments for higher schools edited , Leipzig: Dürr, 1896.


  • Wilhelm Haan : Saxon writer's lexicon. Alphabetical compilation of the scholars, writers and artists currently living in the Kingdom of Saxony, along with brief biographical notes and evidence of their writings published in print, Robert Schaefer's Verlag, Leipzig, 1875, pp. 37-38.

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Individual evidence

  1. Genealogical data
  2. ^ Hermann Mulert : Art. Clemen, August . In: Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG), 1st edition, Vol. 1: A bis Germany . JCB Mohr (Paul Siebeck), Tübingen 1909, Sp. 1829.