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Deutscher Evangelischer Gemeindetag
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[German Version]

(German Protestant Parish Conference). The conference emerged from the Gemeindeaufbaubewegung (Church growth movement), which was inspired by E. Sulze, M. Schian, and others. In 1909 pastor A. Stock (ChW 23, 1064ff) expressed his deep concern that the community/parish (Gemeinde) concept had lost its power to attract people. Assisted by M. Schian and M. Rade he therefore invited “friends of the Protestant parish concept from all theological orientations and walks of life” to revitalize the idea of the parish. The first two conference…

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Winkler, Eberhard, “Deutscher Evangelischer Gemeindetag”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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