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Gutmann, Bruno
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(Jul 4, 1876, Dresden – Dec 17, 1966, Ehingen). Of humble rural background, Gutmann studied at the seminary of the Leipzig Mission from 1895 to 1902. He spent the years 1902–1920 and, with interruptions, 1926–1938 as a missionary in the Kilimanjaro area in Tanganyika, from 1910 onward in Old Moshi among the Chagga. Parallel to his theological studies, he devoted himself to ethnology and later entertained close contacts with Felix Krueger's school of holistic psychology in Leipzig. Through his meticulous documentation of the culture and “tribal teachin…

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Bochinger, Christoph, “Gutmann, Bruno”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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