Ferdinand Christian Baur

1792 - 1860

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Ferdinand Christian Baur (21 June 1792 – 2 December 1860) was a German Protestant theologian and founder and leader of the (new) Tübingen School of theology (named for the University of Tübingen where Baur studied and taught). Following Hegel's theory of dialectic, Baur argued that second century Christianity represented the synthesis of two opposing theses: Jewish Christianity (Petrine Christianity) and Gentile Christianity (Pauline Christianity). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Christian Baur has received more than 97,737 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ferdinand Christian Baur is the 817th most popular philosopher (up from 856th in 2019), the 2,612th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,772nd in 2019) and the 104th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ferdinand Christian Baur ranks 817 out of 1,081Before him are Anne Conway, Metrodorus of Chios, Louis Lavelle, Mortimer J. Adler, Hans Albert, and David the Invincible. After him are Anandamayi Ma, Yuriy Drohobych, Karel Kosík, Tao Hongjing, Franz Neumann, and Aedesia.

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Among people born in 1792, Ferdinand Christian Baur ranks 30Before him are John Bowring, Francisco Morazán, Gustav Schwab, Mangas Coloradas, Frederick Marryat, and George M. Dallas. After him are Andrés de Santa Cruz, Roderick Murchison, Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Manuel Oribe, George Cruikshank, and Charles Grandison Finney. Among people deceased in 1860, Ferdinand Christian Baur ranks 28Before him are George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Ii Naosuke, Charles Barry, and Duchess Marie of Württemberg. After him are Joseph Cafasso, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, Aleksey Khomyakov, Ludwig Rellstab, Élie, duc Decazes, and James Braid.

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Among people born in Germany, Ferdinand Christian Baur ranks 2,612 out of 6,142Before him are Pam Ferris (1948), Flavia Julia Constantia (290), Magdalena Sibylla of Saxe-Weissenfels (1648), Hans Albert (1921), Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse (1244), and Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877). After him are Siegfried Bing (1838), Ernest, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1842), Hellmuth Walter (1900), Luigi Colani (1928), Marie Eleonore of Cleves (1550), and William Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1662).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Ferdinand Christian Baur ranks 104Before him are Paul de Lagarde (1827), Philipp Mainländer (1841), Johannes Agricola (1494), Friedrich Pollock (1894), Theodor Lessing (1872), and Hans Albert (1921). After him are Karl Vogt (1817), Joseph Dietzgen (1828), Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (1743), Jakob Friedrich Fries (1773), Johannes Nikolaus Tetens (1736), and Erich Neumann (1905).