Christoph Frederick Blumhardt

1842-1919. German evangelical leader. He became assistant to his father, J.C. Blumhardt,* at Bad Boll in 1869 and succeeded him as head of that establishment in 1880. His theology included a strong emphasis on the righteousness of God and His judgment against “the flesh.” Because of his sympathy with the workers of Württemberg, Blumhardt was elected to the diet of that province during the years 1900-1906. This step was misunderstood by many of his contemporaries, but he justified it as being in the spirit of Jesus who associated with “publicans and sinners.”