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Free Churches
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I. Church History – II. Practical Theology – III. Missions in the Free Churches

I. Church History

1. General

Free churches are non-established Protestant bodies in countries or regions where there is a Protestant state church or regional churches. The term is often used more loosely, however, and is liable to impose discontinuities through geographical or political changes which do not correspond to the heritage…

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Larsen, Timothy, Fix, Karl-Heinz and Grethlein, Christian, “Free Churches”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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