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In the year 2015, 33.8% of weddings Revised versions of the Old and New Testament were authorised by the Queen in 1992. Both the Bible translations and the Hymn Book implied widespread public and theological debate. Grundtvig and more strict, pietist or Bible fundamentalist movements (such as Indre Mission).Historically, there is a contrast between a liberal current inspired by N. These tensions have sometimes threatened to divide the Church.There are no archbishops; the most senior bishop (primus inter pares) is the Bishop of Copenhagen, currently Peter Skov-Jakobsen.
Some liturgical features have a fixed content but are free to the form.
A special feature is the possibility of creating voluntary congregations (valgmenighed) within the Church. They are voluntary associations, electing their own parochial council and parish pastor, whom they agree to pay from their own pockets. The voluntary congregation and its pastor are subordinate to the bishop of the diocese, and members remain full members of the Church.
Historically, when a parish was dominated by a conservative majority and priest, the liberal minority would often set up a voluntary congregation with their own priest - and vice versa.
Since the Reformation in Denmark, the Church has been Evangelical Lutheran, while retaining much of its pre-Reformation liturgical traditions.
The 1849 Constitution of Denmark designated the church "the Danish people's church" and mandates that the state support it as such.
Members may renounce their membership and later return if they wish.