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Christian Community, The
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(CC) is a religious community with close ties to anthroposophy, which understands itself as Christian. The former Protestant pastor F. Rittelmeyer, who was also the first “archsupervisor,” founded it in 1922. The stimulus was three cycles of religious lectures by Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), which motivated a series of theologians who were disappointed with the abstract theology of the early K. Barth and historical-critical exegesis to a religious renewal related primarily to the cult. The Christian Community reached educated segments of th…

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Ringleben, Joachim, “Christian Community, The”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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