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Geibel, Johannes
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(Apr 1, 1776, Hanau – Jul 25, 1853, Lübeck), influential revival preacher and reformer in Lübeck, who became doctor of theology in Berlin in 1817. Turning from a devout Enlightenment (II, 4.c) to a christocentric theology of religious experience and revelation (emphasis on grace, faith, and rebirth from 1807 on) – and under the influence of F.D.E. Schleiermacher, F.H. Jacobi, and G. Menken – Geibel combined Romanticism and Idealism with biblicism and religious nationalism. He initiated the founding of a Bible Society in 1814 and of a missionary soci…

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Hauschild, Wolf-Dieter, “Geibel, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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