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Theremin, Franz
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(Mar 19, 1780, Gramzow, Uckermark – Sep 26, 1846, Berlin) studied theology in Halle and Geneva. He was appointed preacher to the French congregation in Berlin in 1810; in 1814 he was appointed court chaplain and cathedral preacher. In 1824 he was appointed chief consistorial councilor and in 1840 also professor of homiletics at Berlin. Theremin sought “through eloquence to persuade his listeners of what they should recognize as truth and obey as a moral command” (Palmer, 681). He …

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Müller, Hans-Martin, “Theremin, Franz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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