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Bovet, Theodor
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(May 28, 1900, Rome – Mar 6, 1976, Zürich), a psychiatrist, founded the Protestant marriage counseling service in Zürich in 1949, and the Christian Institute for Marital and Family Studies in Basel in 1959; he was co-publisher of Wege zum Menschen (1957–1975). Influenced by psychoanalysis (Alphonse Maeder, 1882–1971) and Christian theology (J.C. Blumhardt, K. Barth), he was interested in mental health care (pastoral care for the laity by the laity), and especially in a Christian understanding of (homo-) sexuality and marriage appropriate for the times.

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Schmidt-Rost, Reinhard, “Bovet, Theodor”, 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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