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Prussian Church Dispute
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Prussian Church Dispute, in a narrower sense also called the Cologne church dispute, was a series of conflicts between the Catholic Church and the Prussian state in the second quarter of the 19th century, revolving primarily around the issue of mixed marriages.


In Prussia a declaration issued on Nov 21, 1803, regulated confessionally mixed marriage and the upbringing of the children of such marriages. On Aug 17, 1825, the stipulation that the children be brought up in the religion of …

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Jordan, Stefan, “Prussian Church Dispute”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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