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Sydow, Karl Leopold Adolf
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(Nov 23, 1800, Berlin – Oct 23, 1882, Berlin), a student of F.D.E. Schleiermacher. Appointed lecturer at the cadet school in Berlin in 1822, he became the school’s pastor in 1827; in 1836 he was appointed court and Guards Division chaplain in Potsdam. During a study trip to England from 1841 to 1844, he was converted to the “Free church” principle; at the general synod in 1846 he supported freedom of religion and was appointed pastor of the Neue Kirche in Berlin. As a preacher, he…

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Schröder, Markus, “Sydow, Karl Leopold Adolf”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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