Hans Wilhelm Frei (Philosopher) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Hans Wilhelm Frei was a biblical scholar and theologian who is best known for work on biblical hermeneutics. Frei’s work played a major role in the development of postliberal theology. His best-known and most influential work is his 1974 book, The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, which examined the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth century biblical hermeneutics in England and Germany. Frei spent much of his career teaching at Yale Divinity School.

About Hans Wilhelm Frei

Remembered for his work on the subject of Biblical Hermeneutics and his novel The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative from 1974.

Before Fame

He obtained his B.S. from North Carolina State University where he studied Textile Engineering after viewing an advertisement for it in the newspaper.


He became an ordained Baptist Minister in 1945.

Family Life

He was born in Breslau, Germany.


He taught at Yale University where world leader Mario Monti once attended.

Information related to Hans Wilhelm Frei

  • 20th-century German theologians
  • German Christian theologians
  • Yale Divinity School faculty
  • American Episcopal theologians
  • Baptist theologians
  • Baptist writers
  • German biblical scholars
  • Anglican biblical scholars
  • Hermeneutists
  • American Christian theologians
  • American biblical scholars

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