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Herrnhut

(hĕrn`ho͞ot), town, Saxony, SE Germany. It was founded (1722) by Graf von ZinzendorfZinzendorf, Nikolaus Ludwig, Graf von
, 1700–1760, German churchman, patron and bishop of the refounded Moravian Church, b. Dresden. Reared under Pietistic influences, he was early in sympathy with the persecuted and almost extinct Moravian Brethren (often called Bohemian
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 as a colony of Moravian Brethren (see Moravian ChurchMoravian Church,
 Renewed Church of the Brethren,
or Unitas Fratrum
, an evangelical Christian communion whose adherents are sometimes called United Brethren or Herrnhuters.
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), and is today a Moravian center with archives, a publishing house, and a museum.
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Although the inscription referred to an event in Herrnhut, Germany, it did not necessarily mean the work was copied while Herbst was in Germany.
4) Perhaps rivalled in its antiquity only by the Waldensians, this old Protestant institution, founded in 1457, with roots in the reform efforts of Jan Hus of Prague, became a worldwide mission-oriented church after its renewal under Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf in Herrnhut, Saxony.
But given the diversity at Herrnhut, discord soon broke out, and because of it, Zinzendorf decided to move from Herrnhut with his family, announcing in the process that "there can be no Christianity without community.
Around the same time (in 1853), Johann Frederick Krumnow and his Moravian followers-- farmers, carpenters, blacksmiths, saddlers, masons and other craftspeople--purchased 1600 acres of Crown Land between Penshurst and Hamilton in Western Victoria and proceeded to establish Herrnhut, Australia's first commune.
So when revivals broke out in Wales in 1735, there were precedents in Herrnhut, Saxony, in 1727 and Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1734 and much closer to home, under the preaching of Griffith Jones at Laugharne in 1714.
In their chapter "Greenland in Herrnhut," Kristine Raahauge and Hans Gullov catalog many of the Greenlandic objects preserved in the Moravian Volkerkundemuseum at Herrnhut, Germany.
Spener was one of his heroes; he was no stranger to the devotional manuals of Stark and Scriver; the Herrnhut Losung of the day formed part of his "spiritual breakfast"; and he happily regaled the children of Neuendettelsau with tales from Zinzendorf's "love-rich life.
During the Thirty Years' War the members of the denomination sought refuge on the estate of a Saxon nobleman named Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf in the village of Herrnhut.
They also consider the prehistory of Cape Farewell and the East Greenlandic culture, which never managed to stem the tide of European dominance; and a bit of modern Greenland found today in Herrnhut.
By the end of the century, Bethlehem was just another industrious town of Americanizing German immigrants, still devout, and still connected spiritually to the central church headquarters in Herrnhut, Germany, but eager to make profits on their own account.
Considering the involvement of the WCC, it is true that its former Programme on Theological Education organized a consultation on theological education in Europe 28 years ago in Herrnhut.
Some historians say the first Easter sunrise service was held in 1732 in Herrnhut, Saxony, in what is now Germany.