Afford, he had all the time been lecturing on the various branches of philosophy according to the scheme of academical instruction transmitted from his predecessors.
He soon obtained various academical honours, and became professor of theology in 1511.
His mother took him to Surat, where he was educated in a mission school, but he never succeeded in gaining an academical degree.
His academical addresses came out at Stockholm in 1818 under the title Minnen ofver namnkunniga svenska man.
The fresh insight into the history of the church evinced by this work at once drew attention to its author, and even before he had terminated the first year of his academical labours at Heidelberg, he was called to Berlin, where he was appointed professor of theology.