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Ratschow, Carl Heinz
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(Jul 22, 1911, Rostock – Nov 10, 1999, Marburg), philologist, theologian, and philosopher of religion. After beginning a course in oriental studies in Leipzig, Ratschow was redirected to theology by A. Alt’s lectures on Israel’s religious history. He continued the study of theology in Göttingen and Rostock, completing his studies in 1935. After obtaining his doctorate in theology under F. Brunstäd, on L. Klages’s vitalism, he returned to Göttingen, where in 1938 he gained his Habilitation with a thesis on the verb hayah, and a doctorate (Magie und Religion, 1947). Af…

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Bosse, Katrin, “Ratschow, Carl Heinz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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