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Nietzsche, Friedrich
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), a German philosopher and classical philologist, profoundly influenced generations of theologians, philosophers, psychologists, and writers through his attempt to expose the roots and motives of traditional Western religion, moral thinking, and philosophy. After the death of his father, who was a pastor, Nietzsche grew up surrounded by women and by the spirit of Protestant piety. While studying classical philology in Bonn and Leipzig from 1864 to 1868, he became friends with the philologist Erwin Rhode and was introduce…

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Löbl, Michael, “Nietzsche, Friedrich”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_N212>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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