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Bahrdt, Carl Friedrich
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(Aug 25, 1740 [not 1741], Bischofswerda – Apr 23, 1792, Nietleben near Halle) studied theology in Leipzig, became lecturer there in 1761, and professor in 1766, followed by Erfurt in 1769 and Gießen in 1771; in 1775, he became director of the Philanthropinum in Marschlins (Graubünden), then General Superintendent of Dürkheim on the Haardt in 1776; he fled to Prussia in 1778 and became lecturer in Halle; following the death of Frederick I, and owing to mounting orthodox pressure, he gave up academic work. In the end, he became an innkeeper and “pre-Jac…

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Bahrdt, Carl Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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