BLEEKER, Claas Jouco

BLEEKER, Claas Jouco. Beneden Knijpe, Schoterland, Friesland 12.9.1898 — Amsterdam 5.5.1983. Dutch Historian of Religion. Son of Rev. Johan Jakob Bl. and Jantje Zuur. School in Leeuwarden, studies of theology at Leiden, also studies of Egyptology and religion at Berlin. Reformed priest 1925. Th.Dr. 1929 Leiden (diss. on Egyptian religion). Until 1946 priest in various places, then Professor of History and Phenomenology of Religions at Amsterdam. Retired 1969. In 1950-70 editor of Numen.

Publications: “Wer war Zarathustra?”, Persica 7, 1975-78, 25-41.

Edited with G. Widengren: Historia Religionum. 1-2. Ld. 1969-71 (with own contributions).

Much on Egyptian religion, etc.

Sources: *J.H. Kamstra, Nederlands theologisch tijdschrift 38, 1984. 67-69: *R.J. Zwi Werblowsky, Numen 30, 1983, 129-130; K. Wagtendonk, Biografisch Lexicon voor de geschiedenis van het Nederlands Protestantisme 5, 2001, 67f.; *Liber Amicorum: Studies in Honour of Professor Dr. C. J. Bleeker. Leiden 1969 (with bibliography).

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