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Evangelical and Reformed Church
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(pre-UCC merger). The Evangelical and Reformed Church was created in 1934 by the union of the Reformed Church in the United States and the Evangelical Synod of North America. Rooted in the 18th- and 19th-century German migration to America, the new church combined Reformed and Lutheran-Reformed pietist and unionist traditions. Reverence for the Heidelberg Catechism and the high ecclesiology put forth by Reformed theologians John W. Nevin and P. Schaff at Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) Seminary in the 1840s fostered commitment to Christian unity. Born as …

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Hambrick-Stowe, Charles E., “Evangelical and Reformed Church”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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