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1. Ernst Christian

(Jan 13, 1838, Bremen – Apr 10, 1912, Marburg). Studied theology in Heidelberg (1857–1859) and Halle (1860); served as a Reformed curate in Arsten and pastor in Hastedt (1862) and Wuppertal-Unterbarmen (1875); 1882–1911 as professor of practical theology at Marburg. Achelis first made his mark as a biblical homiletician and as an advocate of a moderate accommodation of historical Christianity to modern culture. His magnif…

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Drehsen, Volker and Bizer, Christoph, “Achelis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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