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Lavater, Johann Kaspar

(Caspar; 1741–1801). Philos., mystic, poet, theol., physiognomist. B. Zurich, Switz.; pioneer in personal counseling and pastoral ministry; contributed to decline of rationalism and rise of idealism. Poetic works include Christliche Lieder; Die Auferstehung der Gerechten; Jesus Messias; other works include Aussichten in die Ewigkeit. See also Hasenkamp, Johann Gerhard.

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