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Pfenninger, Johann Konrad
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(Nov 15, 1747, Zürich – Sep 11, 1792, Zürich), son of a pastor, received schooling and university education in Zürich. He was ordained in 1767, and became a deacon in 1775; in 1778, after the departure of J.C. Lavater, he became first pastor at the Waisenhaus (orphanage). In 1786, Pfenninger followed his friend Lavater as deacon at St. Peter’s, Zürich. The most outstanding among his many publications are Jüdische Briefe oder eine Messiade in Prosa [Jewish letters or a messiad in prose]; 12 vols., 1783–1790), a New Testament history in the form of letter…

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Kuhn, Thomas K., “Pfenninger, Johann Konrad”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024515>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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