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Schlink, Edmund
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(Mar 6, 1903, Darmstadt – May 20, 1984, Heidelberg), one of the leading participants in the ecumenical dialogue following World War II. His academic career began during the Kirchenkampf; he was active in many functions on behalf of the Confessing Church. Initially he taught at Bethel; after the seminary was dissolved by the Gestapo in 1939, he served as a pastor. After the war, he accepted a call to Heidelberg, where the founded the first Ecumenical Institute. His multifaceted ecumenical involvement both in…

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Slenczka, Notger, “Schlink, Edmund”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025294>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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