Karl Thieme senior

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Karl Thieme (senior) (born July 20, 1862 in Neusalza-Spremberg , † November 13, 1932 in Frankfurt) was a Protestant theologian .

From 1882 to 1886 Thieme studied Protestant theology at the University of Leipzig . In 1887 he received his doctorate in philosophy , a year later in theology. The habilitation followed in 1890. From 1894 he was associate professor for systematic theology at the University of Leipzig.

Karl Thieme senior is the father of the historian and theologian Karl Thieme and the legal historian Hans Thieme .


  • The moral driving force of faith. An Inquiry into Luther's Theology . Leipzig 1895.
  • Luther's testament against Rome in his Schmalkaldic articles. Deichert 1900
  • Christian humility. A historical study of Christian ethics . Leipzig 1906
  • The Apostles' Creed. Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer 1914 (Science and Education; 129)
  • Personality and community, a contemporary problem of the church. Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer 1918
  • Religion and morality . Leipzig 1920
  • The Augsburg Confession and Luther's Catechisms . Giessen 1930
  • The spirit of Lutheran ethics in Melanchthon's Apology . Giessen 1931


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