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Johann Salomo Semler

(1725—1791)


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(1725–91),

Lutheran theologian and biblical critic. He was one of the first German theologians to apply the critico-historical method to the study of the Bible, and he reached many novel and often unorthodox conclusions. He held, however, that Christian ministers should be required to make external profession of all traditional doctrine.

Subjects: Christianity — Modern History (1700 to 1945).


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