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Haendler, Otto
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(Apr 18, 1890, Komsomolsk [Ger. Löwenhagen], Russia – Jan 12, 1981, Berlin). After pastoring in Gumtow, Prignitz and Stralsund, Haendler was director of the seminary in Stettin (1931–1935), pastor in Neuenkirchen near Greifswald (1935–1949) and professor of practical theology at Greifswald (1945–1951) and East Berlin (1951–1959). Marked by the depth psychology of C.G. Jung and the Evangelische Michaelsbruderschaft, he became an early proponent of pastoral psychology in Germany before its broad acceptance after 1970. His 1941 textbook Die Predigt [The sermo…

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Meyer-Blanck, Michael, “Haendler, Otto”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09206>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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