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Dörpfeld, Friedrich Wilhelm
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(Mar 8, 1824, Wermelskirchen – Oct 27, 1893, Ronsdorf/Wuppertal). Dörpfeld's significance for education extends to the areas of teaching in practice, its content, and school organization. The latter aspect, his theory of school organization, in particular, is also theologically significant to the extent that it mirrors a pedagogical transformation of Reformed-Presbyterian principles of congregational organization (Presbyter/Presbytery: III). The course of Dörpfeld's life after his schooling was marked by his multi-staged training as a public school (Vol…

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Koerrenz, Ralf, “Dörpfeld, Friedrich Wilhelm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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