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Kattenbusch, Ferdinand
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(Oct 3, 1851, Kettwig – Dec 28, 1935, Halle) studied theology from 1869 to 1872 in Bonn, Berlin, and Halle. In 1873, he became university tutor in Göttingen, where he found his teacher in A. Ritschl, whose theology he later defended against E. Troeltsch and the history of religions school. However, as professor of systematic theology (1878: Gießen, 1904: Göttingen, 1906: Halle), Kattenbusch's publications dealt almost exclusively with symbolism and the history of theology (Lehrbuch der vergleichenden Confessionskunde, 1892; Das apostolische Symbol, 1894/1900; Di…

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Weinhardt, Joachim, “Kattenbusch, Ferdinand”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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