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Lepsius, Johannes
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(Dec 15, 1858, Berlin – Feb 3, 1926, Merano), Protestant clergyman, after 1896 head of the humanitarian Armenian relief organization. Lepsius was the son of the famous Egyptologist Carl Richard Lepsius. His mother Elisabeth, a neo-Pietist supporter of J.H. Wichern's Inland Mission, played a decisive role in his religious development. He studied philosophy (doctorate in 1880) and theology with A. Cremer, as advised by F. Fabri. He served as curate and teacher with the German Protestant church in Jerusalem from 1884 to 1886. Influenced by his bri…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Lepsius, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12918>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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