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Ragaz, Leonhard

(1868–1945). B. Tamins, Graubünden, Switz.; cathedral pastor Basel 1902; became socialist; prof. Zurich 1908; resigned in the early 1920s to devote himself to soc. work. Influenced by C. F. Blumhardt's (see Blumhardt, 3) concept of the kingdom of God, he worked for its realization through democratic soc. order, discipleship of Christ, Franciscan poverty, and peace movements.

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