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Schleswig-Holsteinische evangelisch-lutherische Missionsgesellschaft (Mission Society of Schleswig-Holstein)
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[German Version]

The society was founded in Breklum in 1876 on the initiative of Pastor C. Jensen, to “train and send missionaries for mission among the heathen.” It combined strains of Pietism and Lutheran confessionalism and therefore initially had difficulty developing an effective program. Its work in India (from 1881) produced the Jeypore Evangelical-Lutheran Church. Its presence in Tanganyika (today in Tanzania) from 1912 to 1916 was initially just an episode, but it returned in 1959. In 192…

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Ahrens, Theodor, “Schleswig-Holsteinische evangelisch-lutherische Missionsgesellschaft (Mission Society of Schleswig-Holstein)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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