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Heydenreich, August Ludwig Christian
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(Jul 25, 1773, Wiesbaden – Sep 26, 1858, Wiesbaden). During his studies at Erlangen, Heydenreich became strongly critical of theological rationalism and the Kantian critical method. His Romantic supranaturalism was influenced by F.D.E. Schleiermacher and the revival movement. After a series of pastorates, in 1818 he received a call to the Protestant seminary in Herborn. An advocate of a united Lutheran/Reformed church, he rejected historical-critical exegesis in three volumes of studies entitled Ueber die Unzulässigkeit der mythischen Auffassung des H…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Heydenreich, August Ludwig Christian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09783>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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