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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
General Conference Mennonite Church Texas 216 0.00% 8
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 172. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church The General Conference.']
General Conference Mennonite Church Texas 172 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from MEMBERS column ( "Members " in this study includes only communicant, confirmed members with full membership status), not the more inclusive "adherents " column.
General Conference Mennonite Church Texas 216 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
General Conference Mennonite Church USA 13,000 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 481. "The General Conference Mennonites, a particularly progressive branch composed of German congregations West of the Mississippi... Present membership of this group exceeds 13,000. "
General Conference Mennonite Church USA - - - - 1986 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 310. "In 1986, the church reported 35,170 members, 155 congregations, and 225 ministers in the U.S. "
General Conference Mennonite Church USA 40,951 - 257
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church The General Conference.']
General Conference Mennonite Church USA 35,170 - 215
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 151-152. "There are 35,170 members in 215 churches in the U.S... "
General Conference Mennonite Church USA 33,937 - 229
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Mennonite Church, The General Conference. "
General Conference Mennonite Church USA 34,000 - 229
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
General Conference Mennonite Church USA 35,852 - 268
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
General Conference Mennonite Church USA 35,852 - 268
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " General Conference Mennonite Church; Members: Canada - 24,966; USA - 35,852...; Congregations: Canada - 130; USA - 268... 24,966 members in 130 congregations who are also members of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada and 15,443 members in 148 congregations who are also members of the Mennonite Church General Assembly. 4,992 of these people in 19 congregations are members of both the Conference of Mennonites in Canada and the Mennonite Church.**
General Conference Mennonite Church Washington 490 0.01% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 355. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church The General Conference.']
General Conference Mennonite Church Wisconsin 46 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 35. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church The General Conference.']
General Conference Mennonite Church world - - 206
units
- 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 238. "The Yearbook of American Churches lists the following branches of the Mennonite faith:... General Conference Mennonite Church (206 churches)... "
General Conference Mennonite Church world - - - - 1986 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Russian Mennonites; pg. 310. "General Conference Mennonite Church... Newton, KS [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1986, the church reported ... Worldwide there were 56,017 members. "
General Conference Mennonite Church world 111,883 - - 19
countries
1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 151-152. "There are 35,170 members in 215 churches in the U.S.; 26,713 members in 134 churches in Canada... " and 12 additional churches in South America. Mission work is carried on in 17 overseas countries, where the membership totals about 50,000. " [35,170 + 26,713 + 50,000 may not include members in the 12 churches in South America]
General Conference Mennonite Church world 60,000 - 363
units
1
country
1993 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 103. "uniting Mennonites throughout the United States... Today 60,000 Christians in 363 congregations try to follow the way of Jesus in their daily lives.
General Conference Mennonite Church world 140,713 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
General Conference Mennonite Church world 64,431 - 410
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " General Conference Mennonite Church; Members: Canada - 24,966; USA - 35,852; Total - 64,431; Congregations: Canada - 130; USA - 268; Total - 410; **Includes 3,613 members in 12 South American congregations, 24,966 members in 130 congregations who are also members of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada and 15,443 members in 148 congregations who are also members of the Mennonite Church General Assembly. 4,992 of these people in 19 congregations are members of both the Conference of Mennonites in Canada and the Mennonite Church.**
General Conference Mennonite Church Wyoming 27 0.01% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 17. [Listed as 'Mennonite Church The General Conference.']
General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Inc. world 2,200 - 31
units
- 1952 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Holiness Pentecostals; pg. 238-239. Church reporting.
General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Inc. world 2,200 - 31
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 49. "General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Inc... The Evangelical Baptist Church, formerly known as Church of the full Gospel, Inc., was organized in 1935... This body reports 2,200 members in 31 churches. "
General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Inc. world 2,200 - 31
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Inc. " is also known as "Evangelical Baptist Church " and "Church of the Full Gospel, Inc. "
General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the United States New York: Buffalo 59 - 1
unit
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 8. "Table 31. Number of churches, membership [incl. children]... 1926 "; Reports prepared by pastors/boards of elders. Listed in table as General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the United States of America under subheading "Churches of the New Jerusalem " [Swedenborgians had split into two bodies by this time.]
General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the United States world 5,363 - 79
units
- 1930 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 529. "In 1930 the General Convention [of the New Jerusalem] included 79 congregations and 5,363 members, served by 74 ministers. The General Church [of the New Jerusalem] in the same year had 11 churches, 1,112 members... "
General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the United States world 2,245 - 49
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 228-229. "The Churches of the New Jerusalem exist in three main bodies: General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the U.S.A., the older U.S. body; General Church of the New Jerusalem, which broke from the older group in 1890; and the General Conference in England... General Convention... now has 2,245 members active in 49 societies. A theological school is in Newton, Massachusetts... "
General Six Principle Baptists Pennsylvania 25 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 20. [Listed as 'General Six Principle Baptists.']
General Six Principle Baptists Rhode Island 147 0.01% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 120. [Listed as 'General Six Principle Baptists.']
General Six Principle Baptists USA 172 - 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'General Six Principle Baptists.']
General Six Principle Baptists world 300 - 4
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 296. "It now has only 4 congregations and fewer than 300 members. "
Georgian Church USA - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 75. "The Georgian Church, 1908 Verde St., Bakersfield, CA 93304. A church of Wicca in the Georgian tradition; publishes newsletter... "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) - - 2,000
units
- 1917 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 173. "In common with other churches in the USSR, the Georgian church was devastated by the Soviet state's atheist policies, and its more than 2,000 parishes in 1917 were reduced to 80 by the 1960s. "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) - - 80
units
- 1965 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 173. "In common with other churches in the USSR, the Georgian church was devastated by the Soviet state's atheist policies, and its more than 2,000 parishes in 1917 were reduced to 80 by the 1960s. "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,575,000 65.00% - - 1989 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 150. "Population: 5.5 million (1989 census)... Principal Religions: Georgian Orthodox 65%; Russian Orthodox 10% "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,692,650 65.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Mid-1994 estimate 5,681,025 [total pop.]. In 1993 Georgian Orthodox 65 percent, Muslim 11 percent, Russian Orthodox 10 percent, and Armenian Apostolic 8 percent.
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,480,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,354,027 65.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%), Muslim 11%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%; Total Population: 5,160,042.
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 173. "In common with other churches in the USSR, the Georgian church was devastated by the Soviet state's atheist policies, and its more than 2,000 parishes in 1917 were reduced to 80 by the 1960s. The church began to recover with the arrival of the glasnost' policy of the late 1980s, and since independence the Georgian church has plated a prominent part in national life. "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 170, 172-173. "Location: Georgia [Europe]; Population: 5-5.4 million; Religion: Georgian Orthodoxy "; Pg. 172: "The state's multiethnicity is reflected by its multiplicity of religions. The religion of most Georgians is Georgian Orthodoxy. "
Georgian Orthodox world 900,000 - - - 1984 Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 99. "Figure 2.6: Eastern Christianity today: the Orthodox Church " [autocephalous churches in communion with Constantinople]
Georgian Orthodox world 5,000,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Doogue, Edmund (Ecumenical News International). "German Churches Contribute Much More to WCC than Others " in Presbyterian News Service, 27 Sept. 1996 (viewed online 11 March 1999). "Those of the WCC's biggest member churches that in 1995 did not pay their membership contribution, or paid only a fraction of what they were supposed to, include... the Georgian Orthodox Church (5 million)... "
Georgian Orthodox world 1,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* OPPOSING VIEW (anti-) web page: "Orthodox " (viewed 26 Feb. 1999) "Autocephalus Churches: Russia (88 mill.), Romania (17 mill.), Greece (8 mill.), Serbia (7 mill.), Bulgaria (6 Mill.), Georgia (1 mill.), Poland (0.6 mill.), Cyprus (0.5 mill.), Czechoslovakia (0.2 mill.), Albania, Sinai (0.1 mill.).... "
Georgian Wicca world - - - 2
countries
1975 *LINK* web site: "Online Georgian Pages " home page (viewed 5 July 1999). Maintained by "moondancer_wa (or Moondancer, or Pan, or Herb) " "The Georgian Tradition began in Bakersfield California in the early 1970's. After obtaining a charter from the Universal Life Church in 1972, the Church was reorganized and rechartered independently in 1980. By the mid-1970's there were Georgian covens across the United States and in Australia. From 1974 until the early 1990's, communication with the far-flung tradition was maintained via the 'Georgian Newsletter', a chatty, but highly informal and informative publication edited by the late George 'Pat' Patterson. "
Georgian Wicca world - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 73. "[Neo-Pagan] Traditions. Alexandrians - see New Wiccan Church; Dianics - see Circle of Aradia; Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess; Susan B. Anthony Coven #1; Druid - see Ar nDraiocht Fein; Reformed Druids of North America; Gardnerian - see New Wiccan Church; Georgian - see the Georgian Church; Native American - see The Bear Tribe; Caney Indian Spiritual Circle; Sunray Meditation Society "
Georgian Wicca world - - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Celtic Connection " (by "Herne "); web page: "Various Wiccan Traditions " (viewed 21 March 1999). "If one word could best describe the Georgean Tradition, it would be 'eclectic. Even though the material provided to students was nominally Alexandrian, there was never any imperative to follow that path blindly. George Patterson (the tradition's founder)... "
Georgian Wicca world - - - 1
country
1999 *LINK* web site: "Online Georgian Pages "; web page: "About the Georgian Tradition of Wicca " (viewed 5 July 1999). Maintained by "moondancer_wa (or Moondancer, or Pan, or Herb) " This page last updated 21 June 1999. "In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the Georgian Tradition, as it's member attempt to locate each other through the "new " medium of the Internet. At present, there are known Georgian Covens in California, Florida, and Oklahoma. There is also a current effort being made to reconnect members of the Tradition, this website is one such effort. "
Gereformeerde South Africa 180,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; a Dutch Reform Church
Gereformeerde Gemeenten Netherlands 97,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland Netherlands 20,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland Netherlands 20,473 0.14% - - 1999 Kerkelijk jaarboekje 1999. [Data from yearbook was sent to Adherents.com via email by P. Rouwendal, 23 May 1999, who wrote: "This is an official yearly booklet of this denomination, containing all statistics. "] "Group: Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland; Where: The Netherlands; Number of Adherents: 20,473; Percentage of total pop.: 0.14%; Number of congreg./ churches/units: 53; Year of founding: 1953; Year of statistics: 1999 "
Gereformeerde Kerk Netherlands: Friesland - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 164-165. "Location [of Frisians]: The Netherlands (province of Friesland); Germany; Denmark; North America; [Total] Population [of world's Frisians]: 600,000 "; "While only about one-third of all Netherlanders are Protestants, Protestantism is the majority religion in Friesland. About 85% of its residents belong to one of two Calvinist churches, the Dutch Reformed Church (Hervormde Kerk) or the Reformed Church (Gereformeerde Kerk)... "
Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland Netherlands 700,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland Netherlands 700,000 4.55% 860
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 15.4 million... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 700,000/860. "
Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (vrijgemaakt) Netherlands 110,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; [ "Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (vrijgemaakt) " listed separately from "Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland "]
Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa Indonesia 46,000 - 73
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Asia/Pacific: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " INDONESIA: Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa (GITJ)... Members: 46,000+/-; Congregations: 73
Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia Malaysia 8,000 0.04% - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 19.7 million... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 8,000 members. "
Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia world 8,000 - - 1
country
1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 19.7 million... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 8,000 members. "
German Apostolic Christian Church Kansas - - 1
unit
- 1935 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 327. "1930s... initial congregations in Sabetha, Kansas, Silverton and Portland, Oregon... "
German Apostolic Christian Church Oregon - - 2
units
- 1935 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 327. "1930s... initial congregations in Sabetha, Kansas, Silverton and Portland, Oregon... "
German Apostolic Christian Church USA 500 - - 1
country
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Other European Free Traditions; pg. 327. "German Apostolic Christian Church is the result of a schism in the Apostolic Christian Churches of America. During the 1930s the pressure to discard the German langauge in worship, pressure which had greatly intensified since World War I, led the majority of the church to begi to use English. A group led by Elder Martin Steidinger protested... founding of the German Apostolic Christian Churches with initial congregations in Sabetha, Kansas, Silverton and Portland, Oregon and several locations in Illinois... Membership. Not reported. There are an estimated 500 members. "
German Belief Fellowship Germany - - - - 1913 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1964-1965. "...German neo-pagan sects... The first was the loosely-organized Germanische Glaubensgemeinschaft (Community for Germanic Beliefs), which was founded in 1907 by Professor Ludwig Fahrenkrog (1867-1952) of Barmen. In 1911 Fahrenkrog and his followers joined forces with O. S. Reuter... and his German Religious Fellowship... in 1913... Fahrenkrog's sect changed its title and became the German Belief Fellowship. "
German Neo-Pagan sects Germany - - - - 1910 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1964. "The first Neo-Pagan German religious sects emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. All of them were by-products of the German volkisch movement, a confused and complicated ideological phenomenon, stemming from the ideas of the late Romantic movement and German nationalism. As a social group, Volkischen were mainly middle class, and identified with a passionate... belief in the sanctity of everything that was specifically German or 'Germanic'; they reflected the most extreme and chauvinistic form of German nationalism... "
German Neo-Pagan sects Germany - - - - 1913 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1964-1965. "The internal history of the German neo-pagan sects is extremely complicated because of their continual fissions and regroupings. Membership statistics were almost invariably for private circulation only. It is possible, however, to distinguish three main groups. The first was the loosely-organized Germanische Glaubensgemeinschaft (Community for Germanic Beliefs), which was founded in 1907 by Professor Ludwig Fahrenkrog (1867-1952) of Barmen. In 1911 Fahrenkrog and his followers joined forces with O. S. Reuter (b. 1876), the author of The Mystery of the Edda, and his German Religious Fellowship... A third group, the Volkschaft der Nordungen, or 'Nordungen Fraternity', originated in German youth movement circles, c. 1913... "
German Neo-Pagan sects Germany - - - - 1920 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1966. "While there were undoubtedly some Germans who actually indulged in a form of Wotan worship, most authorities are inclined to believe that the groups in question were both few and small. A length search by the present writer has failed to produce any documents. There are stray allusions to a Germanic Sun Religion sect that existed during the early 1900s, but once again it cannot be adequately documented. "
German Neo-Pagan sects Germany - 0.00% - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1966. "Fahrenkrog revived this sect, although on a very small scale, after 1945, but it must be remembered that the old pre-1914 volkisch movement was already in a state of decline by 1933, when the Nazis came to power. Hitler himself despised these sects because they were politically ineffective; and of the major Nazi leaders, only Himmler appears to have been vaguely influenced by the volkisch tradition. Fahrenkrog died in 1952 and this sect with him; and there is no evidence that there are any neo-pagan religious sects in Western Germany today. "


German Neo-Pagan sects, continued

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