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Elert, Werner
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August Friedrich Immanuel (Aug 19, 1885, Heldrungen/Thüringen – Nov 21, 1954, Erlangen), one of the most prominent and controversial theologians of the 20th century, studied theology, history and philosophy from 1906 to 1910 in Breslau, Erlangen, and Leipzig. After service in World War I as a field chaplain, Elert became director of the Theological Seminary of the Evangelical-(Old) Lutheran Free Churches of Prussia in Breslau. In 1923, he became professor of church history and history of doctrine and confessions in Erlangen (Erlangen School: I, 2); in 1932, pro…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Elert, Werner”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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