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Scharfenberg, Joachim
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(May 10, 1927, Kiel – Mar 11, 1996, Neu-Königsförde), theologian and psychoanalyst, professor of practical theology at Kiel from 1971 to 1992. Scharfenberg was one of the pioneers of pastoral psychology in German-speaking Europe. A student of O. Haendler, he received his doctorate in 1958 with a thesis on Blumhardt and pastoral care today; he received his Habilitation from Tübingen in 1968 with a study of S. Freud and his critique of religion as a challenge …

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Klessmann, Michael, “Scharfenberg, Joachim”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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