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Jülicher, Adolf
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(Jan 26, 1857, Falkenberg – Aug 2, 1938, Marburg), professor of New Testament and church history in Marburg (1889–1923). Jülicher established the modern field of parable research with his methodical (1886) and exegetical (1899) twin studies: he drew a historical-critical distinction between the allegories (Allegory: III) of the Gospels and the parables of Jesus of Nazareth, which are elaborated around a point of comparison. As a representative of liberal theology, Jülicher promoted church history as a science, spoke out for academic self-administration, and wo…

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Mell, Ulrich, “Jülicher, Adolf”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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