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Althaus, Paul
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(Feb 4, 1888, Obershagen – May 18, 1966, Erlangen); professor of systematic theology and New Testament at Göttingen (PD), Rostock, and 1925–1946 at Erlangen; 1914/15 military hospital chaplain; 1915–1918 pastor in Łódź under German administration. As one of the most widely read theologians of the Lutheran renaissance (1926–1964 president of the Luther Society), Althaus taught that experiencing Germany's national “hour” was a judgment and a call from the God who justifies (Kirche und Volkstum, 1927). Initially, Althaus assented politically to the dictat…

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Assel, Heinrich, “Althaus, Paul”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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