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Köhler, Walther
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(Dec 27, 1870, Elberfeld – Feb 18, 1946, Heidelberg). After studying history and theology, Köhler gained his Dr.phil. in Heidelberg in 1895 and Lic.theol. in Tübingen in 1898. His Habilitation thesis was accepted at Gießen in 1900. He became associate professor there in 1904 and professor of church history and the history of dogma in Zürich in 1909 and in Heidelberg in 1929. After studying Luther, Köhler worked primarily on Zwingli and demonstrated Zwingli's independent role vis-à-vis Luther, a role that was culturally open and marked by Humanism (III). Studies on the A…

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Fix, Karl-Heinz, “Köhler, Walther”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11932>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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