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Bauer, Georg Lorenz
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(Aug 14, 1755, Hiltpoltstein – Jan 13, 1806, Heidelberg). From 1789 professor of eloquence, oriental studies, and ethics and from 1793 professor of Biblical Exegesis at Altdorf. From 1805 professor of oriental studies and practical exegesis; and member of the church council in Heidelberg. Within the theology of the Enlightenment, Bauer was the most important exponent of a strictly historical “biblical theology.” He was the first to call this approach programmatically “historical-critical” (Historisch-kritische Einleitung in das Alte Testament, 1794, 31806). …

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Bauer, Georg Lorenz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_01575>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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