A historian. Jewish by birth, his original name was David Mendel. He was as a in 1806 and changed his name to Neander. He taught at Berlin from 1813 until he died.

Apart from his famous of the Christian Church (6 vols., 1826-1852), he wrote a number of monographs, including one on the subject of Gnosticism (1818). As a confirmed Protestant, he held to primitive Christian simplicity. His oeuvre appeared posthumously as Collected Works (14 vols., Gotha, 1862-1867).

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