Ludwig Albrecht

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Ludwig Albrecht (born July 5, 1861 in Moringen am Solling, Lower Saxony , † February 28, 1931 in Hamburg ) was an Evangelical Lutheran and Catholic Apostolic theologian . Albrecht became famous for his translation of the New Testament .


Albrecht studied Protestant theology at the Georg August University in Göttingen and at the Kaiser Wilhelm University in Strasbourg . After completing his studies, he worked in Scharnebeck near Lüneburg in the service of the ev.-luth. Regional Church of Hanover. In 1889 he resigned from his pastoral office. Since then he has worked in the Catholic Apostolic Churches, most recently in Bremen . Since he spoke many other European languages besides Turkish and Russian , his work was particularly directed abroad.

Albrecht served from 1900 to 1931 for the Catholic-Apostolic congregations as the so-called “Archangel of the General Church”, which roughly corresponds to an archbishop with supraregional tasks. He was the last living archangel of the Catholic apostolic congregations and, as the last living higher or last highest church servant of the congregations , traveled a lot through the congregations. Since he often traveled by plane to cover these long distances, he was nicknamed "flying angel".


  • The first 15 years of the Christian. Church , 1900 (2nd edition: 1935)
  • Paul, the apostle of Jesus Christ , 1903
  • Islam , 1918
  • Buddhism , 1919 (2nd edition: 1923)
  • The New Testament translated into contemporary language and briefly explained , 1920 (7th edition: 1953: 45th – 60th thousand)
  • The History of the People of Israel from Muse to the Present , 1926 (2nd edition: 1927)
  • The Psalms, translated into contemporary language and briefly explained , 1927
  • Translation of the great and minor prophets (left in manuscript)


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