en-Fortsetzungsreihe 175 Jahre Baptistengemeinden in Deutschland
175 years Baptist churches in Germany
2005-2010: The German Baptists as part of a global family
The Baptist churches in Germany understood from the outset as part of a movement across national borders, especially since there was already by JG Oncken a close connection to Baptists in...
"Stop and start" - the BEFG in the years 1995 - 2005
Back in 1991, the Theological Seminary of the GDR had moved from Buckow to Hamburg. The space in the racetrack road was narrow. A newly developed whole concept of education, which should include training for volunteers...
1985-1995 Baptists world-shaking times
This politically exciting decade began in 1985 with haunting reminders of peace: 40 years after the war published in the Evangelical Churches of the East and West together a "word for peace". President von Weizsacker dared hope the 8th May would not be...
"A free church in a free society": The BEFG in the years 1975-1985
"A free church in a free society" - was the title of a tract, with the communities advertised at this time for himself. The municipalities had gone through since the beginning of the 70s a pronounced modernization. The cult image...
1965 - 1975: A time of reorientation
A new generation of senior siblings assumes responsibility in the Western Nations. John Arndt is 1966 New national chairman, 1973 Günter Hitzemann. In 1967, Gerhard Claas federal director, succeeding Rudolf Thaut, director of the School of Theology in 1968....
The government decided in 1960 in Berlin-Tempelhof, future meet annually for 1961 and invited to Berlin-Weissensee, or Leipzig, and thus for the first time in the GDR. But then came the 13th August 1961. In Germany people spoke of "the Berlin Wall" in the GDR of the "establishment of the...
In 1946 appeared the address list of the Union of Evangelical Free Churches. A comparison with the result of the war, published for the last time for 1939 yearbook showed significant differences. Gave the name of Baptist churches are no longer following the 1941 merger with the BfC communities....
The Baptists in the Third Reich
After the transfer of power to Hitler in January 1933, it is observed that the Baptists in the following months, behaved very ambivalent.
On the one hand, there were - as in the great churches - affirmative statements to Nazism that accumulated especially in...
"I know no parties, know only German!" With these words inspired Wilhelm II in August 1914, even many of the other opposition Workers for his war. Religious minorities such as Jews and Free Churches in the war saw a great opportunity to prove himself as a German among Germans and the...
The constitution of 1871 had not brought the Baptist churches uniform status (Religious Affairs countries remained thing), but the scope for the municipalities and the federal facilities expanded noticeably. It was visible to the outside. Thanks to the sacrifices of the communities began...