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Steinbart, Gotthilf Samuel
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(Sep 21, 1738, Züllichau – Feb 3, 1809, Frankfurt an der Oder), was educated in the school at Kloster Bergen; he counteracted its culture of Pietism and transitional theology by privately reading the philosophers of the Enlightenment, including J. Locke and Voltaire. He went on to study theology in Halle (S.J. Baumgarten) and Frankfurt an der Oder ( J.G. Toellner). After teaching in Berlin and Züllichau, in 1774 he was appointed director of the Züllichau orphanage as well as professor of philosophy and associate professor of theology in Frankfurt; he was promoted t…

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Beutel, Albrecht, “Steinbart, Gotthilf Samuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025742>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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