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Biedermann, Alois Emanuel
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(Mar 2, 1819, Bendlikon near Zürich – Jan 25, 1885, Zürich) studied theology in Basel and Berlin, influenced especially by G.W.F. Hegel, D.F. Strauβ and W. Vatke, was professor of dogmatics in Zürich from 1860. At the same time he was a local government (canton) politician, and a preacher. A forerunner of the liberal reformation in German-speaking Switzerland, Biedermann advocated a purely rational approach to dogma and freedom of confession; he distinguished between the Christian principle of divine sonsh…

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Axt-Piscalar, Christine, “Biedermann, Alois Emanuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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