Tafel, Johann Friedrich Immanuel
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[German Version]

(Feb 17, 1796, Sulzbach am Kocher – Aug 29, 1863, Bad Ragaz), writer and university lecturer in Tübingen. Raised in an environment of Württemberg Pietism, he soon became a disciple of E. Swedenborg. After studying theology at Tübingen, he began translating Swedenborg’s works for the German public – after 1824 as university librarian. He considered Swedenborg to have been sent by God and to have been vouchsafed enlightenment by Christ himself. He challenged the authority of the chu…

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Neugebauer-Wölk, Monika, “Tafel, Johann Friedrich Immanuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025920>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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