Johann Conrad Beissel and the Ephrata Community Mystical and Historical Texts
|Author: ||Erb, Peter|
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.
"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