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Stoecker, Adolf

(Stöcker; 1835–1909). B. Halberstadt, Ger.; educ. Halle and Berlin; private tutor 1857–62. Pastor Seggerde, near Halberstadt, 1863; Hamersleben, near Magdeburg, 1866. Military chaplain Metz 1871–74; court and cathedral preacher Berlin 1874; dismissed as court preacher 1890 because of his Socialist party activities. Organized Berlin City Miss. 1877 by merging 2 previously launched efforts; founded Christian Social Labor Party 1878. Helped found Ev. Social Congress 1890; left it 1896 because of its liberalism; founded the Ecclesiastical Social Conf. 1897, in Kassel, as a rival organization. Antisemite. See also Christian Socialism; Inner Mission, 3.

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