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Naumann, Josef Friedrich
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(Mar 25, 1860, Störmthal, near Leipzig – Aug 24, 1919, Travemünde). Active as pastor, writer on current affairs, and politician, Naumann became one of the most influential figures of the late Empire as he campaigned for political, social, religious, and cultural reforms.

After beginning his career as Oberhelfer at Das Rauhe Haus in Hamburg, he served as a parish pastor in Langenberg (Saxony) and an official representative of the Inland Mission in Frankfurt. A marked interest in the social question led him to the Protestant workers’ associations (Labor movement); he s…

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Kuhlemann, Frank-Michael, “Naumann, Josef Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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