Gottlieb Christoph Adolf Harless, a German theologian, born in Nuremberg, Nov. 21, 1806. He graduated in theology at Erlangen in 1829, and in 1836 was made ordinary professor of theology at the same university. As a deputy to the Bavarian diet in 1842-'3 he opposed the order which required all persons connected with the army to bow the knee to the sacramental host. The government consequently removed him from his professorship in March, 1845, but appointed him a councillor of the consistory at Baireuth. In the same year he was called to Leipsic as professor of theology, and in 1847 became also pastor of a church in that city. In 1850 he was appointed chief court preacher, councillor in the ministry of public worship, and vice president of the consistory at Dresden. In November, 1852, he was appointed president of the Protestant consistory at Munich and member of the Bavarian state council. Among his writings arc: Com-mentar uber den Brief an die Epheser (1834); Die christliche Ethik (1842); Sonntagsweihe, a collection of sermons (2d ed., 4 vols., 1860); Kirclie und Amt nach latherischer Lehre (1853); Das Verhaltniss des Christenthums zu Cultur-und Lebensfragen der Gegenwart (1863); and Jakob Bohme und die Alchymisten (1870).