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Oettingen, Alexander Konstantin von
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(Dec 12, 1827, Wissust, Livonia – Aug 20, 1906, Dorpat), Protestant theologian; 1856–1890 full professor of sys-tematic theology in Dorpat. In addition to numerous shorter occasional writings (Ueber akuten und chronischen Selbstmord, 1881) and a traditionally oriented outline of dogmatics (Lutherische Dogmatik, 3 vols., 1897–1902), it is Oettingen’s lasting merit to have coined the term social ethics in his work Die Moralstatistik und die christliche Sittenlehre. Versuch einer Socialethik auf empirischer Grundlage (2 vols., 1868, 1873; 3rd ed. 1882 …

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Christophersen, Alf, “Oettingen, Alexander Konstantin von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024223>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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