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Aland, Kurt
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(Mar 28, 1915, Berlin – Apr 13, 1994, Münster). For his academic study (1933– 1938), for engagement in the life of the Confessing Church (Bekennende Kirche), editing of the “Junge Kirche”, and for entry to the world of scholarship, Berlin was the right place to be. From H. Lietzmann, Aland learned the ideal of scholarship, as is documented in his edition of Lietzmann's correspondence in 1979. He maintained this ideal in scholarly projects (e.g. TLZ, GCS, TU), resisting state control with imagination and integrity. After the Nazi period, Aland became pro…

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Mühlenberg, Ekkehard, “Aland, Kurt”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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