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Mörsdorf, Klaus
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(Apr 3, 1909, Muhl, Hunsrück – Aug 17, 1989, Planegg, near Munich), Catholic theologian, Dr.iur., Dr.theol., Dr.iur.can. h.c.; one of the most important Catholic canonists of the 20th century (Canon law: II, 1). Ordained to the priesthood in Berlin in 1936, he was a professor at the University of Munich from 1946 to 1977. There he founded the institute of canon law in 1947, which was renamed the Klaus-Mörsdorf-Studium für Kanonistik on Jul 1, 2001. He was the founder of the so-called Munich School, whose major interest is the theological interpre…

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Aymans, Winfried, “Mörsdorf, Klaus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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