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Dehn, Günther Karl
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(Apr 18, 1882, Schwerin – Mar 17, 1970, Bonn). After studying in Berlin, Halle, and Bonn, Dehn was employed from 1907 on as a parish priest in Berlin and worked from 1911 to 1931 in the labor district of Moabit. During these years, he concerned himself with the relationship between the church and workers. In 1926, the University of Münster awarded him an honorary doctorate. In 1931 he was appointed professor for practical theology in Halle. In 1933 the NSDAP removed him from office. Dehn became theological adviser for the Confessing Church and taught from 1937 to 1941 a…

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Schwab, Ulrich, “Dehn, Günther Karl”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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