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Rittelmeyer, Friedrich
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(Oct 5, 1872, Dillingen/Donau – Mar 23, 1938, Hamburg), became town curate in Würzburg in 1895, pastor in Nürnberg in 1902, and in Berlin from 1916 to 1922. In 1922 he was the effective co-founder and first leader of the Christian Community (Christengemeinschaft). As a respected preacher, Rittelmeyer advocated in Nürnberg (with C. Geyer), and, after disputes with the Bavarian church leadership (the “Nürnberg Church dispute”), in Berlin, a Christi-anity responsive to free forms of being a Christian, and to modern culture, and committed to religious…

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Müller, Hans-Martin, “Rittelmeyer, Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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