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Culture Protestantism
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The term Kulturprotestantismus, or “culture Protestantism,” common since at least 1870, has obscure origins. Seldom used in self-designation, it is often equated in popular parlance with liberal theology or neo-Protestantism (Protestantism). Early dialectical theology seems to have introduced this equation.

Although the term was little used before 1930 and has taken on many different senses, it has been useful for bringing into…

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Ringleben, Joachim, “Culture Protestantism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1571>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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