The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
Dr Hermann Otto Erich Sasse

Dr Hermann Otto Erich Sasse

Birth
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 9 Aug 1976 (aged 81)
Adelaide, Adelaide City, South Australia, Australia
Burial Pasadena, Mitcham City, South Australia, Australia
Plot Lutheran, Path 7, Grave 385
Memorial ID 140564547 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Hermann Otto Erich Sasse (17 July 1895 – 9 August 1976) was a Lutheran theologian and author. He was considered[according to whom?] one of the foremost confessional Lutheran theologians of the 20th century.

Born in Sonnenwald, Germany, Sasse began his career under the influence of the classical liberalism of his teachers, such as Adolf Harnack. After spending a year as an exchange student at Hartford Theological Seminary in the United States (1925-1926), Sasse returned to Germany to take up a teaching position at University of Erlangen. During this period, he became an active participant in the ecumenical movement. In the early 1930s, he emerged as a vocal critic of the National Socialist Party and Germany's new chancellor, Adolf Hitler. While he did not sign the 1934 Barmen Declaration, he did author, with Dietrich Bonhoeffer and others, the first draft of the lesser known Bethel Confession of 1933.

In 1949, Sasse emigrated to Adelaide, Australia, where he served on the faculty of the seminary of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia (later merged into the Lutheran Church of Australia) until his death in 1976.


Family Members


Inscription

Charlotte Marcarete Sasse
Née Naumann
* 13-7-1898 Berlin + 4-3-1964 Adelaide.

Hermann Otto Erich Sasse
* 17-7-1895 Sonnenwalde + 9-8-1976 Adelaide.

Tuis Fidelibus, Domine, Vita Mutatur, Non Tollitur.


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: collverab3
  • Added: 28 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140564547
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Hermann Otto Erich Sasse (17 Jul 1895–9 Aug 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140564547, citing Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, Mitcham City, South Australia, Australia ; Maintained by collverab3 (contributor 48615854) .