Holl, Karl

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Holl, Karl Gender: M
Carl Holl
born on 15 May 1866 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Tübingen, Germany, 48n31, 9e02
Timezone LMT m9e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°48' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°26 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°42'

Karl Holl


German writer and a Professor of theology and church history at Tübingen and Berlin, who is considered one of the most influential church historians of his era.

He published numerous studies on Martin Luther, which made a fundamental contribution to scholarship and remain important today. Holl’s works interpret the Lutheran religious and God concept as “Gewissensreligion” (a religion of conscience) and helped spark the “Luther Renaissance.” He returned the doctrine of justification to its place in the centre of theology.

He died on 23 May 1926 in Berlin, aged 60.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Zu Karl Holls wissenschaftlichem Bildungsgang" by Leonore Siegele-Wenschkewitz, Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche, Beiheft 4: Tübinger Theologie im 20. Jahrhundert (1978), pp. 112-119: "Nach dem Taufbuch 1865-73- im Kirchenregisteramt Tübingen ist Carl Holl am 15. Mai 1866, nachts 11 Uhr als Sohn des Reallehrers Johann Carl Christian Holl und der Wilhelmine Sofie, geb. Prager geboren."

(According to the baptism book 1865-73 at the church registry office in Tübingen, Carl Holl was born on 15 May 1866 at 11 o'clock at night, as the son of Reinerhrer Johann Carl Christian Holl and Wilhelmine Sofie, nee Prager).


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy