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Gogarten, Friedrich
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(Jan 13, 1887, Dortmund – Oct 16, 1967, Göttingen) studied 1907–1912 at Jena, Berlin and Heidelberg (there, esp. with E. Troeltsch). He was a pastor in Bremen (1914), Stelzendorf, Thüringen (1917) and Dorndorf/Saale (1925). He took the Dr.theol. at Gießen (1924), was assistant professor of systematic theology at Jena (1927), professor at Breslau (1931) and Göttingen (1935) where he became emeritus in 1955.

Gogarten's early writings (1914–1918) are defined by the adoption and extension of J.G. Fichte. They are related to his proximity with Arthur Bonus (1…

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Drescher, Hans-Georg, “Gogarten, Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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