Religion Past and Present

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I. Church History – II. Denominations – III. Diakonia Today

I. Church History

1. General

In Protestantism the act of Christian love in the form of care for the poor (Poor, Care of the) has long played an important role. After decreasing in importance in the thought of theology and the church in the 18th century and also diminishing in its practical effectiveness, it received new impetus in the early 19th century (a) through the Awakening (Revival/Revival movements) and (b) through the…

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Kaiser, Jochen-Christoph, Kallis, Anastasios, Dan, Joseph, Schibilsky, Michael and Schmid, Heinz, “Diakonia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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