Troeltsch, Ernst
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Troeltsch, Ernst

(February 17, 1865, Haunstetten near Augsburg – February 1, 1923, Berlin), German theologian, philosopher of culture and historian. In the first two years of the war, Troeltsch, with the authority of a German professor of theology, used his great influence to define public debate about the World War as a “culture war,” providing it with memorable slogans. As early as August 2, 1914, he gave a notable speech to the city and University of Heidelberg announcing his commitment to the …

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Hübinger, Gangolf, “Troeltsch, Ernst”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0594>
First published online: 2015



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