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Klepper, Jochen
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(Mar 22, 1903, Beuthen an der Oder – Dec 11, 1942, Berlin). Klepper is the most widely received 20th-century Protestant hymnographer in the German language. He was stamped by a genuinely Protestant contemporaneity and a German-Jewish solidarity during the time of National Socialism. Klepper studied theology from 1922 to 1928 without graduating. From 1927, he was a journalist, radio editor, and independent author in Silesia, from 1931 in Berlin, and was unemployed from 1935. Klepper independently assimilated the Luther Renaissance as mediated through his theo…

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Assel, Heinrich, “Klepper, Jochen”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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