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Rieker, Karl
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(Mar 27, 1857, Urach – Nov 28, 1927, Erlangen), Protestant jurist. After studying theology and philosophy, Rieker first worked for the church. He then studied law in Leipzig, where he gained a doctorate and Habilitation in 1891. In 1893 he was appointed assistant professor, and from 1903 full professor of public law and history of law, in Erlangen. In his main work on the legal position of the Protestant Church in Germany, Rieker essentially seeks to prove that the synodal and presbyterial principles have no basis…

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Link, Christoph, “Rieker, Karl”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024980>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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