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Serving Two Masters: Moravian Brethren in Germany and North America, 1727-1801

By: Elisabeth W. Sommer.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c2000

Seller ID: 121396

ISBN: 0813121396

Condition: 288 pages, 6 x 9, photos, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


The eighteenth century was a time of significant change in the perception of marriage and family relations, the emphasis of reason over revelation, and the spread of political consciousness. The Unity of the Brethren, known in America as Moravians, experienced the resulting tensions firsthand as they organized their protective religious settlements in Germany. A group of the Brethren who later settled in Salem, North Carolina, experienced the stresses of cultural and generational conflict when its younger members came to think of themselves as Americans.The Moravians who first immigrated t... View more info