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Hermann Samuel Reimarus

(1694—1768)


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(1694–1768)

German biblical scholar in Hamburg. As a deist he rejected the historical worth of events in the Bible ascribed to supernatural agents, such as miracles. He was reckoned by Albert Schweitzer to be the pioneer in the *‘quest for the Jesus of history’.

Subjects: Christianity — Literature.


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