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Evangelical Church in Germany
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I. History, Constitution, and Structure – II. Works and Institutions

(EKD; Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland)

I. History, Constitution, and Structure

To an increasing degree, the federalistically determined history of German Protestantism in the 20th century has been stamped by the growing responsibility of the general membership of the unified agency of the EKD and its predecessor institutions.

1. Founding, 1945–1948

Since the 19th century, from the Eisenach Conference o…

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Hauschild, Wolf-Dieter and Schloz, Rüdiger, “Evangelical Church in Germany”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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