Otto Weber (theologian)

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Otto Weber (4 June 1902 – 19 October 1966) was a German theologian.

Weber was born in Mülheim, Cologne, and studied at Bonn and Tübingen. In 1933, he joined the Nazi Party[1] and was for a short time a member of the German Christians group. In 1934, Weber became professor at the University of Göttingen. He opposed the witness of the Confessing Church, and after the war felt a strong sense of guilt for his involvement with Nazi Germany.[2]

His 1955 work, The Foundations of Dogmatics is one of the most influential Reformed theological works of the twentieth century.[3] Jürgen Moltmann describes him as an "expert teacher" and a "compelling preacher".[2]


  1. ^ Hans-Walter Krumwiede, Kirchengeschichte Niedersachsens: Bd. Vom Deutschen Bund 1815 bis zur Gründung der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland 1948, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1996, p. 477
  2. ^ a b Moltmann, Jürgen (2007). A Broad Place: An Autobiography. pp. 50–51. 
  3. ^ Leith, John H. (1992). "Theology, Reformed". Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith. Westminster John Knox Press. p. 368.