ⓘ Hans-Peter Hasenfratz was a Swiss religious scholar who was Professor of Religious Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum. He was a leading authority on the phen ..

                                     

ⓘ Hans-Peter Hasenfratz

Hans-Peter Hasenfratz was a Swiss religious scholar who was Professor of Religious Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum. He was a leading authority on the phenomenology of religion and Germanic paganism.

                                     

1. Biography

Hans-Peter Hasenfratz was born in Zurich on February 22, 1938. Hasenfratz studied at Evangelical Theology at the University of Zurich, where Eduard Schweizer was his foremost teacher. He received his Ph.D. in 1974. His thesis, which was on the phenomenology of religion, is considered to have been of groundbreaking nature in the field. From 1985 to 2003, Hasenfratz was Professor of Religious Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum. Hasenfratz was considered a leading authority on Germanic paganism, on which he wrote widely.

                                     

2. Selected works

  • Barbarian Rites: The Spiritual World of the Vikings and the Germanic Tribes, 2011
  • Die religiose Welt der Germanen, 1994
  • Der Tod in der Welt der Religionen, 2009