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Confessing Church
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[German Version]

I. Background – II. Establishment – III. Fundamental Difference: Two Types – IV. Schism in the Confessing Church

(Bekennende Kirche; BK). “Bekennende Kirche” was the self-designation of those who, from 1934, appeared alongside and in opposition to the administrative bodies dominated by the Deutsche Christen (“German Christians”) at the levels of the Reich, the state, and the community, with their…

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Hauschild, Wolf-Dieter, “Confessing Church”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_01687>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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