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Otterbein, Philipp Wilhelm
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( Jun 2, 1726, Dillenburg, Prussia – Nov 17, 1813, Baltimore, MD), German Reformed minister who became a founder of the United Brethren in Christ. Otterbein went to the United States in 1752 at the invitation of the German Reformed Pietist, Michael Schlatter (1718–1790). Otterbein had been educated in Calvinist and Pietist teachings at the Reformed University of Herborn (Reformed Colleges in Germany). In America, Otterbein energetically encouraged prayer meetings, recruited lay leaders, and itine…

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Noll, Mark A., “Otterbein, Philipp Wilhelm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024297>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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