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Dinkler, Erich
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(May 6, 1909, Remscheid – Jun 28, 1981, Mannheim) received his doctorate in 1932 from the University of Heidelberg; in 1936, he gained his Habilitation in church history and Christian archaeology at Marburg, where he came under the lasting influence of R. Bultmann and Hans v. Soden. He was a member of the Confessing Church. He was appointed professor of New Testament and Christian archaeology at Mainz (1949), Yale (1950), Bonn (1956), and Heidelberg (1963). He participated in the ecumenical movement (Faith and Order) and was a member of the theological committee of the Eva…

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Wolter, Michael, “Dinkler, Erich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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