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Vielhauer, Philipp
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(Dec 3, 1914, Bali, Cameroon – Dec 23, 1977, Bonn), Protestant New Testament scholar. He received his doctorate from Heidelberg in 1939 and his habilitation from Göttingen in 1950; in 1951 he was appointed full professor at Bonn. As a student of M. Dibelius, he combined form-critical and history-of-religions approaches in incisive textual analy-ses. He was particularly interested in the literary history of primitive Christianity, without ignoring the theological and hermeneutical task of exegesis. In his articles and reviews, he pr…

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Hahn, Ferdinand, “Vielhauer, Philipp”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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