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Baader, Francis Xavier, born at Munich 1765, and distinguished as a student of theology and philosophy in the university there, was taken under the protection of Ludwig I. of Bavaria, who desired through his agency to counteract the prevailing Pantheism of Germany. Baader wrote a great deal of controversial matter, chiefly in pamphlet form, on the Theory of Redemption, the Relation of the Intellectual to the Moral Faculties, and kindred topics. His speculations are tinged with mysticism, but his belief in liberty led him, in 1815, to advocate the restoration of Poland, little to the satisfaction of his royal patron. He died in 1841.

“God often bestows temporal prosperities on the wicked, to show how lightly he esteems what the world is so dazzled with; but crosses he reserves for his own, whom he would humble under his Almighty hand, and make them the objects of his delight.”