It was in 2014 when on the occasion of a conference on Christoph F. Blumhardt at the Evangelical Academy in Bad Boll a society was founded, whose object it is to promote in a sustained way and anchor firmly in Bad Boll “the interest in and the occupation with Christoph F. Blumhardt’s personality, work and impact”. “The Blumhardt Society suggests a scientific occupation with Christoph F. Blumhardt’s still existing archive materials and his theological-ethical work.”
To achieve this aim the executive committee appointed a scientific advisory council.
Current members: Prof. Dr. Traugott Jaenichen, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl-Josef Kuschel, Prof. Dr. theol. Gerd Wegner, Dr. Norbert Haag, Prof. Dr. Juergen Kampmann, Prof. Dr. Christian Collins Winn, USA (associate member).
In the founding meeting Mr. Christian Buchholz, retired school dean from Duernau near Bad Boll, was elected chairman and Mrs. Irmela Berger-Beyer (a great-greatgranddaughter of Christoph F. Blumhardt’s) from Kirchheim/Teck was elected vicechairman. The director of the Evangelical Academy Bad Boll, Prof. Dr. Joerg Hübner, is a permanent member of the executive council.