Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Dispute with the reformed preachers in Elberfeld, 1704–1706

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

From November 1704 until mid 1706 Conrad Bröske was involved in a bitter dispute with the Reformed preachers of the Elberfeld Classis. This conflict came on the heels of his intense and acrimonious feud with fellow Philadelphian, Johann Konrad Dippel, just two years earlier. Bröske now faced opposition from the opposite flank. He was accused by the Elberfeld Classis of compromising Reformed teachings on the church, sacraments and kingdom of God. When the Reformed Church in Elberfeld called Bröske as its second preacher, the Classis challenged the decision. The controversy provides insight into the conflicts and church politics that dominated the religious landscape at this time as well as into Bröske's temperament and personality. Max Goebel characterized the controversy as a classic Protestant theological conflict. He argued that the Elberfeld church was inwardly-oriented and held to new, erroneous, chiliastic, Philadelphian teachings.

Keywords: Conrad Bröske; Elberfeld Classis; Max Goebel; Philadelphian teachings; Protestant theological conflict; Reformed preachers



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Between Sardis and Philadelphia: The Life and World of Pietist Court Preacher Conrad Bröske — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation