Fritz Stolz (religious scholar)

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Fritz Stolz (born July 16, 1942 in Männedorf ; † December 10, 2001 ) was a Swiss theologian, professor of general religious history and religious studies at the theological faculty of the University of Zurich . He was one of the most famous German-speaking religious scholars.


Proudly studied theology and oriental studies in Heidelberg and Zurich . He received his doctorate in 1969. He then taught at the Bethel Church University , first as a lecturer for Hebrew, then from 1972 as a professor for the Old Testament. Since 1980 he has been a full university professor in Zurich for general religious history and religious studies. He is one of "the few who have succeeded in convincingly demonstrating the inner connection between religious studies and theology: as undivided and unmixed, while preserving their respective integrity and yet for mutual benefit," said Klaus Hock in his introduction to religious studies .


  • Structures and figures in the cult of Jerusalem. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin 1970, ISBN 3-11-006446-4 .
  • Yahweh and Israel's wars: War theories and experiences of war in the faith of ancient Israel (AThANT 60). Theological Publishing House, Zurich 1972, ISBN 3-290-12060-0 .
  • Psalms in the post-cult area. Theological Publishing House, Zurich 1983, ISBN 3-290-17129-9 .
  • Christianity. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 1985, ISBN 3-525-77806-6 .
  • Fundamentals of religious studies. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 1988 (Kleine Vandenhoeck series 1527) ISBN 3-525-33535-0 . 2nd edition 1997, ISBN 3-525-03291-9 .
  • Introduction to Biblical Monotheism. WBG, Darmstadt 1996, ISBN 3-534-10512-5 .
  • Kirchgasse 9: A theological detective novel. Pano, Zurich 1997, ISBN 3-9520323-3-6 .
  • World views of religions: culture and nature, this world and the hereafter, the controllable and the uncontrollable. Pano, Zurich 2001, ISBN 3-907576-35-7 .
  • Religion and reconstruction. Selected essays. Edited by Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 2004, ISBN 3-525-58169-6 .


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