Search

Your search for 'dc_creator:( "Hüffmeier, Wilhelm" ) OR dc_contributor:( "Hüffmeier, Wilhelm" )' returned 3 results. Modify search

Sort Results by Relevance | Newest titles first | Oldest titles first

People’s Church (Volkskirche)

(1,695 words)

Author(s): Hein, Martin | Hüffmeier, Wilhelm | Preul, Reiner
[German Version] I. Concept The concept of the people’s church ( Volkskirche) plays a prominent role in debate on ecclesial conceptions, notably in German Protestantism. It is first attested in the writings of F.D.E. Schleiermacher in 1822/1823 (cf. Die christliche Sitte, ed. L. Jonas, 1843, 569) – in demarcation from the state church (requiring membership), and from a voluntary church based on subjective choice. While the New Testament gave a transnational interpretation of the church in its talk of the people of God (1 Pet 2:9f.), the subsequent historical…

Union Evangelischer Kirchen

(286 words)

Author(s): Hüffmeier, Wilhelm
[German Version] The Union Evangelischer Kirchen in der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (UEK), comprising the nine united regional churches (Unions, Church: I) of Anhalt, Baden, Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia, Bremen, Hesse and Nassau, in Middle Germany, Electoral Hesse-Waldeck, the Palatinate, in Rhineland, in Westphalia, the two Reformed churches (Evangelical-Reformed and Lippe), and the Lutheran Pommersche Evangelische Kirche is an outgrowth of the merger of the Evangelische Kirc…

Council of Christian Churches in Germany

(281 words)

Author(s): Hüffmeier, Wilhelm
[German Version] (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen; ACK). Founded in 1948 by, then, seven member churches (Evangelical Church in Germany [EKD], Old Catholic Church and five Protestant free churches), the ACK corresponds in function to national Christian councils or ecumenical councils in other countries. Legallly, it is a registered association. Its tasks include the promotion of information exchange, the cooperation of its members, and the representation of …