Overview

Hans Wilhelm Frei

(1922—1988)


Related Overviews

Helmut Richard Niebuhr (1894—1962)

Paul Tillich (1886—1965) German-born American theologian and philosopher

 

'Hans Wilhelm Frei' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Philosophy

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Hans W. Frei was born on 29 April 1922 in Breslau, Germany. Both his parents were physicians: his father, Wilhelm Siegmund, was a venereologist who invented the “Frei test” for certain venereal diseases, and his mother, Magda (née Frankfurther) was a pediatrician. They were thoroughly secularized Jews, but, in a practice common at the time, they had their children baptized as Lutherans in hopes of avoiding problems with anti-Semitism. In later years, Frei used to remark with a smile, “And in my case the baptism took!”

[...]

From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.