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Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI] German Reform Churches
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 01:52:06 -0500
Not really, but this is the way it went. Martin Luther split things into Catholic and Lutheran and in 1648 the settlement divided the church buildings and money among the two. The religion of the King determined the religion of the region and the people.
There was a third division that gradually gained prominence--variously called the Reformers or Calvinists or Evangicals.
After awhile, the Hohlenzollern family dynasty that ruled Prussia personally became Evangicals/Calvinists, but did not require the Lutherans or Catholics to change.
The Calvinists in Scotland are called Presybterians.
In Germany-speaking Switzerland they are called Calvinists.
So a church called something like "German Evangical Church" is probably "the Reformed church."
Hope this helps.
Sent: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 3:26 PM
Subject: German Reform
Question for you--Do you know what church in the era of 1830, Summerhill/Wilmore area would have been the German Reform Church? Appreciate any help.
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