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Maurer, Wilhelm
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(May 6, 1900, Kassel – Jan 30, 1982, Erlangen), church historian. A student of H. Hermelink, he received the Lic. theol. in Marburg in 1926 and gained his habilitation in church history in 1928. Although his career was blocked by the National Socialist state because of his closeness to the Confessing Church, the Lutheran Maurer continued the pastoral work he had taken up in 1926 in the district of Marburg; in 1949, he also became provost. In 1946, he was finally appointed supernumerary professor in Marburg, and from 1951 to 1967 h…

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Oelke, Harry, “Maurer, Wilhelm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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