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Altenburg Debate.

Debate or disputation held April 1841 at Altenburg, Perry Co., Missouri, on questions of ch. polity that had agitated Saxon immigrants since deposition of M. Stephan* Sr. Disputants: C. F. W. Walther* And F. A. Marbach.* Walther drew the constructive conclusions, partially modifying the position that C. E. Vehse* had taken. See also Altenburg Theses.

W. J. Schmelder, “Walther at Altenburg,” CHIQ, XXXIV (October 1961), 65–81; P. E. Kretzmann, “The Altenburg Debate,” CTM, XII (March 1941), 161–172.

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