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Ferdinand Christian Baur

Dr. F. C. von Baur
(Steel engraving by Christoph Friedrich Dörr, 1830s)
Born 21 June 1792
Schmiden, Germany
Died 2 December 1860 (1860-12-03) (aged 68)
Tübingen, Germany
Nationality German
Fields Theology
New Testament
Alma mater University of Tübingen

The greater the conceptual significance of a literary product, the more it should be assumed that it is based on an idea that determines the whole, and that the deeper consciousness of the time to which it belongs is reflected in it.
Ferdinand Christian Baur
It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity.
Ferdinand Christian Baur
It was my study of the two Corinthian letters that first caused me to concentrate my attention more directly on the relation of the apostle Paul to the older apostles.
Ferdinand Christian Baur
Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb.