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Christentumsgesellschaft, Die Deutsche.

Founded August 30, 1780, by J. A. Urlsperger*; headquarters Basel. First called Deutsche Gesellschaft thätiger Beförderer reiner Lehre und wahrer Gottseligkeit, later Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Beförderung christlicher Wahrheit und Gottseligkeit. Originally organized to oppose attacks on the Bible, it soon devoted its energies to missions and charities. K. F. A. Steinkopf* and C. F. Spittler* were prominent in its work.

E. Beyreuther, “Neue Forschungen zur Geschichte der Deutschen Christentums-gesellschaft,” Theologische Literaturzeitung, LXXXI (May–June 1956), 355–358.

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