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Marahrens, August

(1875–1950). Luth. theol., educ., ch. leader. B. Hanover, Ger.; educ. Göttingen and Erlangen; dir. Erichsburg theol. sem. 1909–20; supt. Einbeck 1920; gen. supt. Stade 1922; bp. Ev. Luth. nat. ch. (Landeskirche) Hannover 1925–47; chm. Allgemeine* Ev.-Luth. Konferenz 1933; pres. LWC 1935–45. Worked for ch. rights in Kirchenkampf*; popular as pastor pastorum, but criticized for yielding too much to the state, esp. in agreeing to exclude non-Aryans from cong. life of the Deutsche* Evangelische Kirche 1941.

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