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Mosheim, Johann Lorenz von
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(Oct 9, 1693, Lübeck – Sep 9, 1755, Göttingen) studied in Kiel from 1716 onward and became professor for controversial theology in Helmstedt in 1723 (for church history in 1725), also abbot of Marienthal and Michaelstein from 1727, general inspector of schools in Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel from 1729, and president of the Leipzig “Deutsche Gesellschaft” from 1732; he played a major part in the founding of Göttingen University (authoring, inter alia, the statutes of the theological school), where he was professor of theology from 1747, and the univer…

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Mosheim, Johann Lorenz von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14518>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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