Gerard van der Leeuw
|Gerardus van der Leeuw|
Gerardus van der Leeuw
March 18, 1890|
The Hague, Netherlands
November 18, 1950|
|Notable work||Religion in Essence and Manifestation: A Study in Phenomenology|
|Institutions||University of Groningen|
Phenomenology of religion|
Philosophy of religion
Gerardus van der Leeuw (March 18, 1890 – November 18, 1950) was a Dutch historian and philosopher of religion.
He is best known for his work Religion in Essence and Manifestation: A Study in Phenomenology, an application of philosophical phenomenology to religion. It was first published in 1933 under the German title Phänomenologie der Religion and translated into English in 1938.
From 1945–1946 van der Leeuw was minister of Education of the Netherlands for the Labour Party. Before the war he had been a member of the conservative Christian Historical Union.
- Works by or about Gerard van der Leeuw at Internet Archive
- Gerardus van der Leeuw at the University of Alabama Department of Religious Studies.
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