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Kahnis, Karl Friedrich August
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(Dec 22, 1814, Greiz, Vogtland – Jun 20, 1888, Leipzig). Kahnis became associate professor in Breslau (Warcław) in 1844 and professor of dogmatics in Leipzig in 1850. He emerged as a proponent of a moderate Lutheran confessionalism which is evident from his major work Die lutherische Dogmatik historisch-genetisch dargestellt [Lutheran dogmatics presented historically and genetically] (3 vols., 1861–1868; 2 vols., 21874/1875). His theology emphasizes Scripture and confession. In opposition to K.I. Nitzsch, he was critical of union (Unions, …

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Kahnis, Karl Friedrich August”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11181>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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