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Evangelical Association
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[German Version]

Around 1800, a number of German-speaking congregations came into existence in America on the Methodist model. Known as “Albrechtsleute” [Albrecht's people], they had come into being through the evangelistic activity of the farmer and kilner Jakob Albrecht (1759–1808), who was of German provenience. The first formal “Annual Conference” of the associates – five itinerant and two resident preachers for roughly 200 church members (1807) – took the name “Newly-Formed Methodist Conference” and elected Albrecht as bishop. Since the Methodist Church (Methodists) unde…

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Marquardt, Manfred, “Evangelical Association”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04805>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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