Only a few people know that for three people with whom I have occupied myself historically and with regards to their thought and life, I have also composed articles about these individuals in the Biographical-Bibliographic Church Encyclopedia (Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon). All of these articles are available on the internet. For a major encyclopedia, this is a seldom and notable undertaking!
The articles have to do with the Viennese Reformed systematician Eduard Böhl (1836-1903), whose works of dogmatics I republished. The second article has to do with Hans Naumann (1886-1951), a specialist in German studies and folklorist in Bonn and Rector of Bonn University during the Karl Barth affair at the time of the Third Reich, and about whom I wrote my second dissertation. The third and last article is about my great grandfather Friedrich Wilhelm Schirrmacher (1824-1904), a history professor in Rostock.
- „Böhl, Eduard.“ pp. 203–224 in: Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz, Traugott Bautz (eds.). Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon. Bautz: Herzberg beginning with vol. I, 1975, here vol. XIX, 2001
- „Naumann, Hans.“ pp. 1011–1050 in: Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz, Traugott Bautz (eds.). Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon. Bautz: Herzberg beginning with vol. I, 1975, here vol. XIX, 2001
- „Schirrmacher, Friedrich Wilhelm.“ pp.1226–1235 in: Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz, Traugott Bautz (eds.)
Actually I should have long since done something similar for Theodor Christlieb (1833-1889) (the topic of my first dissertation), but the article never moved beyond a rough draft. In the meantime Karl-Heinz Vogt completed a good biography with a complete Christlieb bibliography for the BBKL (Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, or Biographical-Bibliographic Church Encyclopedia) fertiggestellt: www.bautz.de