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1837-1909. German Lutheran theologian. A leading liberal scholar, he served as a pastor and later professor at Heidelberg and belonged to the consistory of the Baden state church. Stimulated by the ideas of the ,* he transformed and popularized its historical picture of primitive Christianity. Hausrath was a founder and the secretary of the German Protestantenverein, the group which represented a distinctly liberal position in the Lutheran Church. He was also noted for his biographical and epic writings, and believed the novel was an effective means of making history live.