Carl Clemen

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Carl Clemen

Carl Clemen (born March 30, 1865 in Sommerfeld near Leipzig , † July 8, 1940 in Bonn ) was a German Protestant theologian and religious historian.

Clemen was the son of the senior church councilor Christian August Julius Clemen (1838-1920) and his wife. His brothers were the art historian Paul Clemen (1866–1947) and the historian Otto Clemen (1871–1946).

After attending school from 1878 and graduating from high school in 1884 at the Princely School in Grimma , Carl Clemen studied Protestant theology in Leipzig, Tübingen, Halle and Berlin . He completed his habilitation in 1892 at the University of Halle . From 1910 he was associate professor and from 1920 full professor for the New Testament and the history of religion at the University of Bonn .

Fonts (selection)

  • The Christian doctrine of sin . Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1897
  • Paul, his life and work . 2 vols. Gießen: Ricker, 1904
  • The making of the New Testament . Leipzig: Göschen 1906 (2nd edition 1926)
  • To reform practical theology . Giessen: Töpelmann, 1907
  • Explanation of the history of religion in the New Testament: the dependence of the oldest Christianity on non-Jewish religions and philosophical systems . Giessen: A. Töpelmann 1909 (reprint of the new edition 1924: Berlin, New York: de Gruyter 1973)
  • Source book for practical theology . 3 vols. Giessen: Töpelmann 1910
  • Lively communities: Festschrift Emil Sulze for his 80th birthday on February 26, 1912 . Giessen: Töpelmann, 1912
  • The Influence of the Mystery Religions on the Eldest Christian . Giessen: Töpelmann 1913
  • Life after death in the faith of humanity . Leipzig; Berlin: Teubner 1920
  • Religious history of Europe . 2 vols. Heidelberg: Carl Winter 1926–31
  • The religions of the earth: their essence u. their story . Munich: F. Bruckmann 1927 (new edition 1966)
  • Prehistoric religion: The religion of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages . Bonn: Röhrscheid 1932–33
  • Outline of the philosophy of religion . Bonn: Röhrscheid, 1934


Web links

Wikisource: Carl Clemen  - Sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. Jonas Flöter and Marita Pesenecker: Education for the Elite. The Princely and State Schools of Grimma, Meißen and Schulpforte around 1900 . Publication for the exhibition in the district museum Grimma. Leipzig 2003, p. 99, ISBN 3-937209-33-6