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Schenkel, Daniel
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(Dec 21, 1813, Dörperlin, Canton Zürich – May 18, 1885, Heidelberg). After studying in Basel and Göttingen, with W.M.L. de Wette, J.K.L. Gieseler, and G.C.F. Lücke as his most influential teachers, the Reformed student received his habilitation from Basel in 1838. In 1841 he was appointed senior pastor in Schaffhausen; he held a variety of other offices. In 1846 he sharply attacked German Catholicism (Die protestantische Geistlichkeit und die Deutsch-Katholiken, 21846). In 1850 he succeeded de Wette as professor at Basel; in 1851 he moved to Heidelb…

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Christophersen, Alf, “Schenkel, Daniel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025272>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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