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Diem, Hermann
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(Feb 2, 1900, Stuttgart – Feb 27, 1975, Tübingen) was a teacher of religion in Göppingen, pastor in Ebersbach/Fils from 1934 to 1956, chairman of the Kirchlich-theologische Sozietät (“Church Theological Society”) from 1936 to 1951, professor of systematic theology and church order at Tübingen from 1957 to 1958, and rector of the same university from 1964 to 1965. Known for his studies on Kierkegaard, Diem and his friends from the “Society” became involved in the Kirchenkampf (church struggle, cf. National Socialism: I) and argued in favor of a distinct church…

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Hermle, Siegfried, “Diem, Hermann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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