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Stephan, Horst Emil
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(Sep 27, 1873, Sayda, Saxony – Jan 9, 1954, Leipzig). While studying theology in Leipzig, he began teaching in Zittau and Leipzig in 1899. In 1906 he earned his habilitation in Leipzig and in 1907 in Marburg, where he was appointed associate professor in 1911 and full professor of systematic theology in 1919. In 1922 he moved to Halle and in 1926 to Leipzig, where he retired in 1938 but continued to teach until 1949.

Stephan followed in the footsteps of F.D.E. Schleiermacher and the tradition of liberal theology (Geschichte der evangelischen Theologie seit dem Deutsc…

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Wolfes, Matthias, “Stephan, Horst Emil”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025759>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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