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Rudrauff, Kilian
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(Jul 17, 1627, Schotten, Upper Hesse – Sep 15, 1690, Gießen), studied in Marburg and then (after the university was relocated) in Gießen, where he taught in the boarding school after 1650. In 1659 he was appointed professor of ethics at Gießen; logic and metaphysics were added in 1661. In 1675 he became professor of theology. In 1677 he was also appointed superintendent of the Alsfeld diocese and in 1683 the Marburg diocese as well in the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt. Rudrauff made outstanding contributions to catechetics. He criticized P.J. Spener’s Pia desideria an…

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Rudrauff, Kilian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025096>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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