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Löhe, Wilhelm
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(Feb 21, 1808, Fürth – Jan 2, 1872, Neuendettelsau), studied in Erlangen and Berlin and, after a few pastorates in Upper and Central Franconia, was village pastor of Neuendettelsau for almost 35 years. He was strongly influenced by the Awakening movement (Revival/Revival Movements: I, 7), especially by K. v. Raumer and C. Krafft. The transition from the Awakening to confessional Lutheranism is linked to his name in particular. He is numbered one of the most important proponents of Neo-Lutheranism. Löhe exerted lasting influence on …

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Schoenauer, Gerhard, “Löhe, Wilhelm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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