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Schneemelcher, Wilhelm
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(Aug 21, 1914, Berlin – Aug 6, 2003, Königswinter), Protestant theologian (church historian, with a focus on patristics; student of H. Lietzmann), scholarly organizer, and ecumenist. He earned his Lic.theol. in 1940 in Berlin and received his habilitation in 1949 in Göttingen (documents on the history of the Arian conflict, Athanasian studies). In 1953 he was appointed professor of New Testament and church history (1954) at Bonn, a position he held until his retirement in 1979.

Schneemelcher was known internationally for his two-volume Neutestamentliche Apokryph…

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Bienert, Wolfgang A., “Schneemelcher, Wilhelm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025319>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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