Caspar Detlef Gustav Müller

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Caspar Detlef Gustav Müller (* 1927 in Berlin ; † January 24, 2003 in Remagen ) was a German Coptologist and religious historian .


In his hometown he studied oriental studies , Egyptology , theology and American studies . He received his doctorate in 1953 in Heidelberg under Hans von Campenhausen on the Coptic sermon and completed his habilitation there on the Coptic doctrine of angels. In 1976 he was appointed to the chair for the science of the Christian Orient in Bonn , which he innovatively enriched with the newly created Meroetistics.

Fonts (selection)

  • The old Coptic sermon. Attempts at an overview . Hessische Druckerei, Darmstadt 1954, OCLC 831065294 (also dissertation, Heidelberg 1953).
  • The Angel Doctrine of the Coptic Church - Investigations into the history of Christian piety in Egypt . Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1959, OCLC 422026477 (also habilitation thesis, Heidelberg).
  • Church and Mission among the Arabs in Pre-Islamic Times. Inaugural lecture . JCB Mohr, Tuebingen 1967, OCLC 8518574 .
  • as editor: Benjamin I. Patriarch of Alexandria: The homily on the wedding at Cana and other writings (= treatises of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Philosophical-Historical Class. 1968, treatise 1). Winter, Heidelberg 1968, OCLC 64538867 .
  • Basic features of Christian-Islamic Egypt from the Ptolemaic period to the present day (= basic features. Volume 11). Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1969, OCLC 615148317 .
  • History of the oriental national churches (= the church in its history. Delivery D, 2nd volume 1). Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 1981, ISBN 3-525-52314-9 .
  • as editor: Fairy Tales from Ethiopia . Diederichs, Munich 1992, ISBN 3-424-01092-8 .


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