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Engelhardt, Moritz von
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(Baron; Jun 26, 1828 Dorpat – Nov 23, 1881, Dorpat), Lutheran denominational church historian. He studied chiefly in Dorpat (influenced by Friedrich Adolf Philippi) and Erlangen, with J.C.K. v. Hofmann, among others. He was ordinarius in Dorpat from 1859. Engelhardt's work, Das Christenthum Justins des Märtyrers. Eine Untersuchung über die Anfänge der katholischen Glaubenslehre [The Christianity of Justin Martyr], 1878), following A.Ritschl, prevailed over the view of Early Church disputes held by F.C. Baur. A strict understanding of the difference be…

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Bitter, Stephan, “Engelhardt, Moritz von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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