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1. Theodor

(Jan 21, 1800, Eppstein – Oct 4, 1864, Kaiserswerth), husband of 2, Friederike. Beside J.H. Wichern, Theodor Fliedner was one of the most important initiators of the Diakonia and of the diaconate of women in particular. He became a pioneer of participation of women in the work of the Evangelical Church in Germany, and his influence can be seen even today far beyond the national borders. In 1822, after theological study in Giessen and Göttingen, in which Fliedner had …

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Strohm, Theodor and Lauterer, Heide-Marie, “Fliedner”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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