francke, august hermann

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francke, august hermann

Protestant religious leader, educator, and social reformer who was one of the principal promoters of German Pietism, a movement of spiritual renewal that reacted to the doctrinal preoccupation of contemporary Lutheranism.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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