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Foerster, Erich
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(Nov 4, 1865, Greifswald – Oct 12, 1945, Frankfurt am Main) became pastor in Hirschberg im Riesengebirge (Polish: Jelenia Góra), from 1895 to 1935 in Frankfurt am Main (a German Evangelical Reformed congregation). From 1891 to 1903, Foerster edited the Chronik der Christlichen Welt . In 1915, he became honorary professor of the philosophy and history of religion at the University of Frankfurt. Initially a proponent of a liberal Protestant cultural theology, from the mid-1920s on Foerster moved closer to K. Barth's theological approach. After 1933, he become in…

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Wolfes, Matthias, “Foerster, Erich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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