BERTHOLET, Alfred Robert Felix

BERTHOLET, Alfred Robert Felix. Basel 9.11.1868 — Münsterlingen 24.8.1951. Swiss Scholar of Comparative Religion and reformed theologian in Germany. Professor in Göttingen and Berlin.. Son of a school director. Studies of Theology at Basel, Strasbourg and Berlin (under B. Duhm). From 1896 PD at Basel, then 1899 ao. and 1905 ord. Professor. After brief time at Tübingen (1913), in 1914-28 Professor of Exegesis and History of Religions at Göttingen, then same at Berlin. After WW II returned to Basel, from 1948 also teaching there.

Publications: Der Buddhismus und seine Bedeutung für unser Geistesleben. Tübingen & Lp. 1904.

Der Buddhismus im Abendland der Gegenwart. 40 p. Tübingen 1928.

much on religion, on Christianity and O.T. exegesis; Kulturgeschichte Israels. 1919 (famous work); editor of Religionsgeschichtliche Lesebuch.

Sources: *Ph. Meyer, N.D.B. 2, 1955, 168; H.-P. Mathys in Web HistLexSchweiz; German Wikipedia.


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