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Ronge, Johannes
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(Oct 16, 1813, Bischofswalde, Silesia – Oct 26, 1887, Döbling near Vienna), the most influential representative of German Catholicism. He came from a farming family with strict church convictions. While studying theology and philosophy in Breslau from 1836 to 1839, Ronge belonged to a student fraternity and was an enthusiastic supporter of the cultural ideals of the Enlightenment and German Idealism, and also of the early liberals’ demands for emancipation. From 1841 he was chapla…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Ronge, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025048>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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