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Kliefoth, Theodor
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(Jan 18, 1810, Körchow, Mecklenburg – Jan 26, 1895, Schwerin), Lutheran theologian and church politician. After studies in Berlin (with F.D.E. Schleiermacher, E. Hengstenberg and A. Neander) and Rostock, he was a teacher at the court of the dukes of Mecklenburg in Ludwigslust (1833–1841), then pastor there (1840), superintendent and cathedral preacher in Schwerin (1844), and member of the High Consistory (1849–1894). His significance lies, firstly, in his studies of ecclesiology and, especially, of the …

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Schröder, Bernd, “Kliefoth, Theodor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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