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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),
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[German Version]

a denomination rooted in the amorphous 19th century American Restoration Movement. The Church formed in 1832, when the Christian movement led by B.W. Stone from Kentucky merged with a group of Reforming Baptists led by A. Campbell. In the 19th century the Church called for Christian union on the basis of a simple order of ecclesial work and worship. It placed special emphasis on the independence of congregations under the oversight of elders and on the weekly observance of the Eucharist. The Christian Church was one…

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Harrell, David Edwin, “Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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