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Drews, Paul Gottfried
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(May 8, 1858, Eibenstock, Saxony – Aug 1, 1912, Halle an der Saale). In 1894, after several years of parish ministry, Drews was appointed associate professor of pastoral theology at Jena; in 1901 he was appointed professor at Giessen and in 1908 at Halle. He was a cofounder of Die Christliche Welt (1887); his initial work was in church history, especially historical liturgics. Together with F. Niebergall and O. Baumgarten, he championed reform of “impractical practical theology.” In his programmatic Das Problem der praktischen Theologie. Zugleich ein Beitrag …

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Grethlein, Christian, “Drews, Paul Gottfried”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03900>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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