GHBoehm at ish.de
Tue Feb 3 01:10:27 PST 2009
Carol Duff schrieb:
> My family story is from Hesse, where I have found in a church book a
> notation that a Lutheran pastor refused to baptize the son of an
> ancestor, until that ancestor threatened to take him to his home
> community for baptism. That man was working in Saxony at that time, and
> Hesse was reformed. The Lutheran pastor probably wanted to convert him.
> This was in the early 1800's. The pastor of the home church explained
> it to me, that they were not Lutheran but Reformed. Carol
when did this baptismal quarrel happen?
After the reformation, Hessen-Nassau was both Lutheran and Reformed and
the Idstein (Nassau) Synod of 1817 was the first in Germany which united
them to the "evangelische christliche Kirche". In opposite to Prussia,
the unification happened by consense of clergy and parishes instead of
royal order. In consequence there were no subsequent secessions of
single parishes in Nassau. After the annexation of Hesse by Prussia in
1866 this church was not integrated into the "Altpreußische Union" but
stayed a formally independent body - under the superintendence of the
Prussian king. Finally conformity was enforced in 1933 by influence of
the National Socialist "Deutsche Christen".
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