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New Apostolic Church
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[German Version]

I. Foundation

The roots of the New Apostolic Church lie in the CatholicApostolic congregations (Catholic Apostolic Church). When the first 12 Catholic Apostolic (Eng.) apostles died and no new appointments were made, internal disputes arose, especially in Germany under the definitive influence of the “prophet” Heinrich Geyer (1818–1896). In 1863, the Hamburg congregation made prophetic appointments of new German apostles, who were not recognized by the Englis…

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Obst, Helmut, “New Apostolic Church”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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