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Pfleiderer, Otto
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(Sep 1, 1839, Stetten im Remstal – Jul 18, 1908, Groß Lichterfelde near Berlin). As the last representative of F.C. Baur’s Tübingen school, Pfleiderer developed models of the history of primitive Christianity which stressed Jesus’ Jewish identity, and declared Paul the decisive founder of the Christian religion, thanks to his critique of the “orientalisms” in Jesus’ preaching, and his determined “Hellenization.” Using the historical methods of the comparative study of religion, Pfleiderer set out…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm , “Pfleiderer, Otto”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024519>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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