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Confirmation (Protestant)
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[German Version]

I. History and Practical Theology – II. Law

I. History and Practical Theology

Confirmation, understood here in a narrower sense as a rite in Protestant churches, has been interpreted and shaped differently. Today, it is common in almost all Protestant churches, even in families that are rather distanced from the church. The problems of confirmation already appeared in the Reformation period when confirmation began to develop as an inde…

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Grethlein, Christian and Germann, Michael, “Confirmation (Protestant)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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