FURRER, HANS KONRAD: Swiss Protestant; b. at Fluntern, near Zurich, Nov. 5, 1838; d. at Zurich Apr. 14, 1908. He studied in Zurich (1857-62) and was ordained to the ministry in 1862. In 1863 he made a tour of Palestine, and in 1869 became privat-docent for Biblical archeology in the University of Zurich. He held various pastorates in the canton from his ordination until 1876, when he became pastor of St. Peter's, Zurich. He began to lecture continuously at the university in 1885, and in 1888 was appointed professor of the general history of religion. In theology he was a liberal conservative. He wrote Wanderungen durch das heilige Land (Zurich, 1865); Vorträge über religiöse Tagesfragen (1895); Katholizismus und Protestantismus (1899); and Vorträge über das Leben Jesu Christi (1902).