Die Wirksamkeit der Herrnhuter
Brudergemeinde unter den Esten und Letten zur Zeit der Bauernbefreiung.
(10) Signatory churches are the Roman Catholic Church (within the territory of the German Bishops' Conference), Catholic Diocese of the Old Catholics in Germany, Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Evangelical Old-Reformed Church in Lower Saxony, Moravian Church (Herrnhuter
Brudergemeine), Methodist Church, Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church, Working Group of Anglican Episcopal Congregations in Germany, Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Germany, Armenian Apostolic Church in Germany, Commission of Orthodox Churches in Germany.
The global links and communications network of Moravians have recently been treated in a monograph by Gisela Mettele, Die Herrnhuter
Briidergemeine als globale Gemeinschaft: 1727-1857, Burgertum Neue Folge: Studien zur Zivilgesellschaft, vol.
Martin Brecht and Paul Peucker (Herrnhut: Herrnhuter
Verlag, 2005), 11-36, see especially at 23, 32-34.
August Hermann Francke (1870-1930) was one of the greatest missionary scholars of the Moravian church (Herrnhuter
Brudergemeine) to work in the Himalayan region.
The untypical anti-intellectual fragment Gedanken uber die Herrnhuter
of 1750 (or more probably 1751, for it is full of echoes of Rousseau's first Discours of that year) is also given undue prominence (pp.
(27) There also was a group of Herrnhuter
(descendants of the Herrnhut Community founded in 1727 by Count Nicholas of Zinzendorf in present-day Saxony) there who had survived rationalism and who gathered around the merchant Tobias Kiessling, who, though himself not actually a Herrnhuter
, supported Protestant Christians in the Eastern European Habsburg area with money, Bibles, tracts, and moral support.
It describes the activities of the Herrnhuter
missionaries in Tranquebar and on the Nicobar Islands, the role of Moltke and the Danish company, and it also looks at the relationship between the Herrnhuters
and their rivals, The article is well researched and, along with a new monograph by Stephan Diller, contributes significantly to our knowledge of the Danes and various groups working under Danish protection in Asia.
However, he should certainly have provided a note on the Herrnhuter
, instead of simply, and inappropriately, translating the term as 'Amish' (160).
(10) On the 1765 trip, see Thea Olsthoorn, Die Erkundungsreisen der Herrnhuter
Missionare nach Labrador (1752-1770): Kommunikation mit Menschen einer nichtschriftlichen Kultur, Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf: Materialien und Dokumente, Series 2, vol.