Biblical scholar, author of articles for the Encyclopaedia Britannica on the Antichrist, Basilides, Gnosticism, and Valentinus
Fishburn and Hughes: "A German theologian, the founder of a school of biblical studies, whose writings include works on the early Church and Gnosticism. Bousset highlighted the influence of Hellenistic traditions on the expansion of orthodox Christianity, claiming that many biblical passages stemmed from ancient myths of Egyptian and Babylonian origin.
CF 204: Bousset's standpoint was opposed to that of his contemporary Harnack. This rivalry, in the context of The Theologians', can be perceived in the differences within the theological schools mentioned in the story." (30-31)