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Gustav Adolph Werk
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The Gustav-Adolf-Werk originated from two initiatives. First, the Leipzig superintendent and theology professor, Christian Gottlob Leberecht Großmann, suggested in 1832 on the occasion of a collection for a Gustav Adolf memorial that “an institution for fraternal support of oppressed fellow believers” be founded. The earnings, through interest, of the Gustav Adolf Stiftung (Gustav Adolf Fund) should support distressed Protestant congregations …

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Winkler, Eberhard, “Gustav Adolph Werk”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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