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Planck, Gottlieb Jakob
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(Nov 15, 1751, Nürtingen – Aug 31, 1833, Göttingen). After going through the normal course of theological education in Württemberg, Planck began teaching at the Karlsschule in Stuttgart in 1781. Appointed to a chair at Göttingen in 1784, he remained there as professor of theology and holder of other high academic and ecclesiastical offices until his death. He set out to design a new theological system reduced to the essential content of Scripture (Einleitung in die theologischen Wissenschaften, 1794–1795); he understood this program as an attempt to combi…

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Ohst, Martin, “Planck, Gottlieb Jakob”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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