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Schempp, Paul
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(Jan 4, 1900, Stuttgart – Jun 4, 1959, Bonn). Appointed pastor in Iptingen in 1934, Schempp joined the Kirchlich-theologische Sozietät; in 1936 he became involved in an increasingly acrimonious conflict with the leadership of the Württemberg church, charging them with being bureaucrats rather than spiritual leaders and giving order priority over their duty as watchmen. In 1939 he was removed from office. In 1943 he left the Württemberg church and in 1945 joined the Reformed congre…

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Hermle, Siegfried, “Schempp, Paul”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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