Spitta, Karl Philipp (1801-1859)

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Karl Philipp Spitta, (1801-1859), a German Lutheran pastor and hymn writer, church superintendent at Burghof, Prussia, Germany. His collection of hymns, the Psalter und Harfe, is found on the bookshelf of many a Mennonite family. Twenty-two of his hymns were adopted into the hymnal of the South German Mennonites and fourteen into that of the West Prussian Mennonites.


Gemeindeblatt der Mennoniten (1911): 50, 54.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 225.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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Neff, Christian. "Spitta, Karl Philipp (1801-1859)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 4 Jul 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Spitta,_Karl_Philipp_(1801-1859)&oldid=146258.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Spitta, Karl Philipp (1801-1859). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 July 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Spitta,_Karl_Philipp_(1801-1859)&oldid=146258.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 599. All rights reserved.

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