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Wobbermin, Georg
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To deal with the challenges to systematic theology raised by the history of religions, Wobbermin, a disciple of Ritschl, conceived a theory of theology based on the psychology (VII) of religion, which he viewed as a contemporary extension of the fundamental insights of the Lutheran Reformation (“Faith and God belong together”: Luther, Large Catechism) and the theology of F.D.E. Schleiermacher, as well as a theological adaptation of W. James’s philosophy of religion. Its methodological principle was the “religio-psychological circle”…

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Pfleiderer, Georg, “Wobbermin, Georg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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