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Döderlein, Johann Christoph
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(Jan 20, 1746, Windsheim, Franken – Dec 2, 1792, Jena) became professor of theology and dean in Altdorf in 1772, and professor in Jena in 1782. A proponent of a moderate Enlightenment theology, Döderlein was the only neologist (Enlightenment: II, 4.c) to protest against the Fragmente eines Ungenannten (Anonymous Fragments, 1774–1778) published by G.E. Lessing in writing (Antifragmente, 1778/79, 21780). Here, he explicitly maintained the resurrection of Jesus as a miraculous proof of his divine commission. His chief work of dogmatics, Institutio theologi christ…

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Döderlein, Johann Christoph”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03782>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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