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Evangelical Church of Hesse Electorate-Waldeck

The Evangelical Church of Hesse Electorate-Waldeck (German: Evangelische Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck; EKKW) is a United Protestant church body in former Hesse-Cassel and the Waldeck part of the former Free State of Waldeck-Pyrmont.

Evangelische Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck
Evangelische Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck Logo.svg
AbbreviationEKKW
TypeLandeskirche, member of the Evangelical Church in Germany
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationUnited Protestant (Lutheran & Reformed)
LeaderBishop Martin Hein
AssociationsUnion Evangelischer Kirchen, Reformed Alliance
Region~ 10.000 km² in northern and eastern Hesse, Schmalkalden in Thuringia
HeadquartersKassel, Germany
Origin1934
Merger ofProtestant Churches of Hesse-Kassel and Waldeck
Members812.273 (2017)
43,8% of total population[1]
Official websitehttp://www.ekkw.de/
Karte der Evangelischen Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck

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ConstitutionEdit

The EKKW is a full member of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and the Reformed Alliance,[2] and is based on the teachings presented by Martin Luther during the Reformation. Their Bishop is Martin Hein. The bishop's preaching venue is the Martinskirche in Kassel. It is a Protestant church united in administration, comprising Lutheran, Reformed (Calvinist), and Protestant union congregations upholding Calvinist (Reformed) and Lutheran traditions. The Evangelical Church of Hesse Electorate-Waldeck is one of 20 churches within the EKD.

HistoryEdit

The Evangelical Church of Hesse Electorate-Waldeck was founded in 1934 through a merger of two other formerly independent churches: the Evangelical Church of Electoral Hesse and the Evangelical State Church of Waldeck and Pyrmont (Waldeck part).

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SourcesEdit

  • Michael Hederich: Um die Freiheit der Kirche. Geschichte der Evangelischen Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck. Evangelischer Presseverband Kurhessen-Waldeck, Kassel 1972 (Monographia Hassiae 1, ISSN 0720-4671).
  • Sebastian Parker: Die Marburger Konferenz. Fusionspläne und Zusammenarbeit hessischer evangelischer Landeskirchen im 20. Jahrhundert. Verlag der Hessische Kirchengeschichtlichen Vereinigung, Darmstadt u. a. 2008, ISBN 978-3-931849-28-3 (Quellen und Studien zur hessischen Kirchengeschichte 16), (Zugleich: Darmstadt, Techn. Hochsch., Magisterarbeit, 2004).
  • Karl Schilling: Der Zusammenschluss der Landeskirchen Waldeck und Hessen-Kassel. In: Waldeckischer Landeskalender. 2009 (2008), ZDB-ID 513652-0, S. 80–92.
  • Dieter Waßmann: Waldeck. Geschichte einer Landeskirche. Evangelischer Presseverband Kurhessen-Waldeck, Kassel 1984, ISBN 3-920310-40-3 (Monographia Hassiae 10).

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