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Administrative Union
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[German Version]

This concept has its origin in the efforts to overcome the confessional schism of German Protestantism at the beginning of the 19th century. The aspired union (Unions, Church) between the Lutheran and the Reformed confessional churches was realized in various ways, either in the form of a confessional (“consensus”) union under one single, united confessional position in the regional church (e.g. in Baden from 1821 onward), or in the form of an administrative union that abstained from reaching a doctrinal co…

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Winter, Jörg, “Administrative Union”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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