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Worship Directories (Manuals)
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[German Version]

I. Terminology

The worship directories of Protestant churches must always remember that worship takes place in the setting of the real world. In Germany a complete Lutheran worship directory (Ger. Agende; in Reformed churches usually called a Kirchenbuch or Liturgie) comprises the orders of worship for all public worship services, often along with forms for private confession (cf. Agende für evangelisch-lutherische Gemeinden II/3, 1993) and the blessing and optional ano…

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Wiggermann, Karl-Friedrich, “Worship Directories (Manuals)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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