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Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchenbund
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(DEKB; German Association of Protestant Churches). The end of ecclesiastical authority in the hands of the territorial princes and the birth of the Weimar Republic in 1919 provoked debates about internal reform and democratization of the church and the possibility of a national church. In the name of territorial autonomy, politically and ecclesiastically conservative forces blocked the election of delegates to a national synod by direct vote. Thus, the work of the Deutscher Evange…

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Wilhelm Graf, Friedrich, “Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchenbund”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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