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Deutsche Christentumgesellschaft was the title from 1804 of the society founded in 1780 as Gesellschaft zur Beförderung reiner Lehre und wahrer Gottseligkeit (“Society for the promotion of pure doctrine and true godliness”). It embraced members of the Protestant laiety above all, but also theologians, its aim being to defend the Christian faith against critiques by representatives of the theological Enlightenment, and to promote the faith by practical means. Initially, it sought to further these aims by means of apo…

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Hirzel, Martin Ernst, “Christentumsgesellschaft”, 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 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_018061>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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