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Can Germany rediscover the Reformation?

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October 2003
Germany

Can Germany rediscover the Reformation?

  Humanly speaking, the Protestant Reformation began in Germany, where Martin Luther discovered justification by faith alone and spoke out against the errors of Rome.   As the Reformation spread to other lands, and new leaders emerged, German preachers and theologians remained in the forefront of what was perhaps the greatest spiritual movement since…

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July 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > Germany

Missionary spotlight – Germany

It is probably true to say that throughout the twentieth century the majority of Germans have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ preached. In August 1887, C. H. Spurgeon wrote in The Sword and Trowel that ‘Germany was made unbelieving by her preachers’. What happened in Germany between 1517, the year Martin Luther…

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July 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > Germany

Missionary spotlight: Witness in Heilbronn

Heilbronn in Germany has a population of about 120,000 people. The majority of these would claim to be Catholic or Protestant. Yet the churches they belong to seem very empty. Active church members are mainly elderly folk, while the young have little interest in the things of God. This is in spite of the…

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December 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Name of Jesus, highest Name!

Three hundred years ago, on 25 November 1697, in the town of Mörs in Prussia, merchant Heinrich Tersteegen rejoiced at the news that his wife had given birth to a son, Gerhard. His parents hoped to give him the education necessary to become a minister of the Reformed Church in Germany, but they were…

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