Gogarten, Friedrich, 1887-1967

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1887-01-13
Death 1967-10-16
Germans
French, German

Biographical notes:

Friedrich Gogarten, twentieth-century dialectical theologian, was born in Dortmund on 13 January 1887. He was educated at Berlin, Jena, and Heidelberg and taught at the University of Breslau (Assistant Professor of Theology, 1931-1935) and the University of Gottingen (Professor of Systematic Theology, 1935-1955).

In 1920, Gogarten published "Zwischen den Zeiten" ("Between the Times") in Christliche Welt. Soon after, the title of this article became the title of a dialectical theology journal founded by Gogarten, Karl Barth, George Merz, and Eduard Thurneysen. From 1923-1933, the journal Zwischen den Zeiten was the main theological voice in Germany against Nazism.

Books written by Gogarten include Die Schuld der Kirche gegen die Welt (1928), Einheit von Evangelium und Volkstum? (1933), Demythologizing and History (1955), The Reality of Faith: The Problem of Subjectivism in Theology (1957), Despair and Hope for Our Time (1970), and Christ the Crisis (1970).

Gogarten died on 16 October 1967.

From the description of Friedrich Gogarten collection, 1920-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122641722

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