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Frommel, Emil
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(Jan 5, 1828, Karlsruhe – Nov 9, 1896, Plön), a Protestant theologian, was pastor in Karlsruhe and Barmen, and, from 1867, military chaplain in Berlin; in this function, he earned a high reputation for his pastoral care of the Hohenzollern after the foundation of the empire (he received the title of court preacher) and in the city of Berlin, where he was equally respected by all social groups. He kept his distance from the theological orientation disputes of his time. Frommel is regarded as a representative of mediation theology, d…

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Schmidt-Rost, Reinhard, “Frommel, Emil”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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