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Fellowship Movement
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1. Definition

The Fellowship Movement (Gemeinschaftsbewegung) is an umbrella concept encompassing a wide variety of pietistic and theologically conservative groups in Germany. The term arose in the 1880s and referred essentially to the merging of vestiges of the pietistic awakening earlier in the 19th century with Holiness and revivalistic influences from Britain and North America. This blending resulted in the flowering of religious and cha…

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Pierard, Richard V. and Ohlemacher, Jörg, “Fellowship Movement”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_F86>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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