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Hans Wilhelm Frei

Born: Apr 29, 1922

Death: Sep 12, 1988

Birthplace: WrocA‚aw

Nationality: Germany

Hans Wilhelm Frei

Date of Birth : Apr 29, 1922
Date of Death : Sep 12, 1988
Birth Place : WrocA‚aw

Hans Wilhelm Frei was a biblical scholar and theologian who is best known for work on biblical hermeneutics. Frei's work played a major role in the development of postliberal theology. His best-known and most influential work is his 1974 book, The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, which examined the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth century biblical hermeneutics in England and Germany. Frei spent much of his career teaching at Yale Divinity School.

Also known as

  • Hans W. Frei
  • Hans W Frei


  • Wilhelm Siegmund Frei

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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