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Bible Study
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[German Version]

I. Term – II. History – III. New Forms and Methods

I. Term

Bible study generally means a communal study of biblical texts in and by groups. The German term (Bibelarbeit) is comparatively recent and is owed to Protestant youth groups after World War I and the revival of Bible-reading that occurred at that time.

II. History

First moves toward such “Bible study groups” were probably in the order of the Dutch-Reformed church in Geneva (1550), which supplemented Bible interpret…

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Wegenast, Klaus, “Bible Study”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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