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Litt, Theodor
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(Dec 27, 1880, Düsseldorf – Jul 16, 1962, Bonn). Every human being is part of the specific historical context of a community. For Litt, this historicality was the starting point of his inquiry into the special tasks of upbringing and education (Education/Formation) as paths leading to the respective present. In addition to his interest in what is historically relevant, he was also interested in the “discussion of the basic educational problem,” in which the intention and the goal of education in the sense of an elementary cultural and anthropological phenome…

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Koerrenz, Ralf, “Litt, Theodor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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