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Hermann Gunkel
b. 1862 – d. 1932 • Protestant • Scholar • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Gunkel, Hermann
Gunkel, Hermann (1862–1932), Protestant theologian. After holding teaching appointments at Göttingen (1888), Halle (1889), and Berlin (1894), he became Prof. of OT Theology at Giessen in 1907 and at Halle (succeeding C. H. *Cornill) in 1920. He was a leading member of the *Religionsgeschichtliche Schule
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Gunkel, Johann Friedrich Hermann
Gunkel, Johann Friedrich Hermann (1862–1932). German Protestant biblical scholar and founding member of the school of the history of religions or comparative religions who devoted his efforts to the study of the popular mythology that is reflected in the biblical narratives. In collaboration with Wilhelm
Who’s Who in Christian History
Gunkel, Hermann
Gunkel, Hermann (1862–1932)German Protestant theologianGunkel is best known for his contributions to the “form criticism” school of biblical theology. Form criticism attempted to trace the origins and history of various literary forms in the Bible. Gunkel was one of the first to apply the method to
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Gunkel, Hermann
Gunkel, Hermann Hermann Gunkel (1862–1932) was a German OT scholar significant for his influence on biblical interpretation in the twentieth century. The founder of Form Criticism, Gunkel’s work heavily influenced subsequent generations of biblical scholars.Gunkel began his studies at Göttingen in the