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Spalding, Johann Joachim
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(Nov 1, 1714, Tribsees, Swedish Pomerania – May 22, 1804, Berlin). One of the most important Lutheran theologians of the 18th century, revered by his contemporaries as the patriarch of Enlightenment theology for his intellectual honesty, ecclesiastical modernity, and human integrity, Spalding was a pioneer of modern theology.

From 1731 to 1733 he studied philosophy and theology in Rostock and afterwards in Greifswald, receiving his Dr.phil. in 1736. From 1745 to 1747 he served as secretary of the Swedish embassy in Berlin, whil…

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Spalding, Johann Joachim”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124922>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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