Johann Conrad Beissel and the Ephrata Community Mystical and Historical Texts

Author: Erb, Peter
Year:1985
Pages:410
ISBN:0-88946-658-0
978-0-88946-658-6
Price:259.95
Explores one of the more radical and eclectic manifestations of the subterranean world of pietism in the Middle Colonies, the movement centered in Pennsylvania's Ephrata Community, a semi-monastic colony organized in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel.

Reviews

"Historians will appreciate Erb's introduction and especially his translation of The Ephrata Chronicle, a contemporary account of the community. . . . [L]ibraries will find it an important addition to their collections." - Religious Studies Review