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Evangelischer Bund.

Organized 1886 in Erfurt by W. Beyschlag,* G. A. Warneck,* and others to promote interconfessional discussion and clarify the relationship of ch. and state. In 1886 it est. a press that printed a membership journal, tracts, etc. till 1941. It tried to give the Los* von Rom movement in Austria an ev. basis and pub. the periodical Die Wartburg 1902–41 for this purpose.

The Bund urged ev. chs. not to rely on the state but develop independence and tried to help the state find its proper stance esp. toward RCm

Regarding the Reformation as a permanent standard for Ger. hist., the Bund concerned itself also with free thought, sectarianism, and soc. religious movements. In the Kirchenkampf* it refused to be drawn into the Deutsche Christen (see Barmen Theses) movement and remained indep. In the difficult time of reconstruction and indifference after 1945 it est. a new base of operations in Konfessionskundliches Institut, Bensheim, 1947. In confessional encounter it emphasizes ev. self-evaluation over against RCm Related in purpose to the Evangelical* Alliance.

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