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Althaus, Paul August Wilhelm Hermann

(1888–1966). Son of A. P. J. Althaus*; b. Obershagen, Hannnover, Ger.; educ. Göttingen, Tübingen, and at the theol. sem. Erichsburg, Hannover; privatdocent Göttingen 1914; military chaplain 1915–18; taught Rostock 1920–25; prof. Erlangen from 1925. Influenced by A. v. Schlatter,* K. Heim,* K. M. A. Kahler,* W. Windelband,* et al. Had a broad philos. foundation, extensive knowledge of NT and M. Luther's thought; speaks of axiological eschatology, acc. to which eschatology is experienced already in this life; held that God reveals Himself in a gen. revelation outside salvation hist.; rejected natural theol.; held that proper relationship to God is est. only by Christian faith. Works include Die letzten Dinge; Grundriss der Dogmatik; Grundriss der Ethik; Die christliche Wahrheit; Paulus und Luther über den Menschen; Die Theologie Martin Luthers; Die Ethik Martin Luthers; Der Brief an die Römer übersetzt und erklärt.

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