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Protestantism - Church Constitutions
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Part of Protestantism:

1. Self-Understanding

2. Church Constitutions

3. Confessions of Faith

4. Theology

1. History. The earliest Protestant Church order was established in 1528 for the Duchy of Brunswick, which had become Lutheran. Similar arrangements for worship, religious instruction, the erection of parishes, and the administration of Church property and funds were decreed by all the Lutheran princes or civic authorities during the first half of the 16th century, and during the second half in Calvinist ar…

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Erik Wolf, “Protestantism - Church Constitutions”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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