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Baumgarten, Otto
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(Jan 29, 1858, Munich – Mar 21, 1934, Kiel) was professor of practical theology at Jena (1890–1894) and Kiel (1894–1926). As a practical theologian, he was an important reformer; he understood his discipline to be an empirical science, to be based no longer on history or systematic theology but rather on actual experience, in accordance with the traditions of pastoral theology. He was a co-editor of the RGG and a member of the Vereinigung der Freunde der Christlichen Welt [Association of Friends of the Christian World] and the Evangelisch-Sozialer Kongreß [Protestant …

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Bassi, Hasko von, “Baumgarten, Otto”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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