Church discipline
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1. Definition

Down to the present day, in Protestantism church discipline – also moral disciplinecongregational discipline, “brotherly/sisterly admonition” – has served as a collective term for various measures (in the setting of pastoral care and ecclesiastical oversight) intended to maintain the church’s doctrine and order, and to restore a manner of life that…

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Kampmann, Jürgen and Pfister, Ulrich, “Church discipline”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022217>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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