Religion Past and Present

Get access

Gieseler, Johann Karl Ludwig
(275 words)

[German Version]

(Mar 3, 1792, Petershagen, Minden – Jul 8, 1854, Göttingen). Shaped and nurtured at Halle by A.H. Niemeyer and J.A.L. Wegscheider, Gieseler worked from 1812 to 1819, interrupted by the Wars of Liberation, in higher education; in 1819, he became professor at Bonn, in 1831 in Göttingen. He established his academic reputation with a monograph on the synoptic question (1818), proposing that all the synoptics utilized an essentially uniform oral tradition (tradition hypothesis). Active as an editor of journals (ThStKr) since his time in Bonn, he was also intensel…

Cite this page
Ohst, Martin, “Gieseler, Johann Karl Ludwig”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08656>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



▲   Back to top   ▲