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Hans Waldenfels

Hans Waldenfels is a German Jesuit who studied theology and religions in Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto, and then later in Rome. He was a disciple of the school of the Japanese philosophers Keiji Nishitani and Yoshinori Takeuchi, later also of Masao Abe, in Tokyo, and of Heinrich Dumoulin, the historian of Zen Buddhism. In Bonn he followed Joseph Ratzinger and Heimo Dolch in the chair of fundamental theology. Under him the chair in theology was the first in Germany to include interreligious...See more