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Gruner, Johann Friedrich
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(Aug 1, 1723, Coburg –Mar 29, 1778, Halle/Saale), began studies in 1742 in Jena and Leipzig, gained his M.A. (1745), became a teacher in the acadmeic gymnasium in Coburg (1747) and, on the recommendation of J.S. Semler, professor of theology in Halle (1764), received the Dr.theol. (1766), and married Christine Sophie Francke, a granddaughter of A.H. Francke (1767). Gruner was an independent proponent of neology (Enlightenment: II, 4.c); he sought to return the teaching of the church, transformed by Platonism and Aristotelianism, to its “aposto…

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Gruner, Johann Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09093>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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