In 1659 he was called to Steinfurt to fill the chair of dogmatics and ecclesiastical history, and in the same year he became doctor of theology of Heidelberg.
Both Roman Catholic and Protestant authorities agree that the expression was connected with the new habit of distinguishing dogmatics from Christian ethics or moral theology, though A.
In 1829 he went to Halle as professor to teach church history, dogmatics and symbolics, but in 1836 he accepted a chair at Heidelberg.
Noel Alexandre, the Gallican divine, possibly introduced it in the Roman Catholic Church (1693; Theologia dogmatics et moralis).
After holding the pastorate at Aubenas in the Ardeche from 1864 to 1868 he was appointed professor of reformed dogmatics in the theological faculty of Strassburg.
Martensen's Dogmatics restates substantial orthodoxy with fine literary taste.
In his work on philosophical dogmatics (Philosophische Dogmatik oder Philosophie des Christentums, 3 vols.