Zinzendorf and the Moravians: Recommended Resources

by the Editors

Additional reading about Zinzendorf and the fascinating early Moravians.

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue 1 in 1982 ]

Count Zinzendorf, by John R. Weinlick, late professor of historical theology, Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pa. Published by Abingdon, 1956.

Zinzendorf, The Ecumenical Pioneer, by Anthony J. Lewis, an English Moravian theologian and minister. Published by Westminster, 1962.

A History of Moravian Missions, by Joseph E. Hutton, an English Moravian minister and author. Published by the Moravian Publication Office in London, 1922.

History of the Moravian Church, the Renewed Unitas Fratrum, by J. Taylor Hamilton and Kenneth G. Hamilton, father and son, both bishops of the Moravian Church. Published by the Moravian Church in America in 1967.

Through Five Hundred Years (Revised Edition, 1974) by Allen W. Schattschneider, a bishop of the Moravian Church. Published by Comenius Press. This is as its cover says, “A Selected Popular History of the Moravian Church.”

“Souls for the Lamb”: A Theology for the Christian Mission According to Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf and Bishop Augustus Gottlieb Spangenberg, by David A. Schattschneider, professor of theology and world Christianity. Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. An unpublished doctoral dissertation, 1975.

Our Church’s Story, Being a History of the Moravian Church for Young People, by A. H. Mumford. Published by the Moravian Publication Office in London, 1911.

Moravian Daily Texts, published annually by the Moravian Church in America. Distributed by the Department of Publication, 5 West Market St., Bethlehem, Pa. 18018 and the Board of Christian Education and Evangelism, 500 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Contains historical notes, directory and statistics.

Hymnal of the Moravian Church, published by the Moravian Church in America, 1969.

You Are My Witnesses, a “Story-Study” Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Moravian Missions, 1732–1982, by James Weingarth, a bishop of the Moravian Church. Published by the Moravian Church in 1981.

These Fifteen: Pioneers of the Moravian Church, by Edwin A. Sawyer. Published by Comenius Press in 1963.

Periodical Accounts. English language periodical containing translations of early records in German of Moravian missionaries; may be studied at the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, Pa.

The North American Moravian, monthly denominational periodical of the Moravian Church in America, 5 W. Market St., Bethlehem, Pa. 18018.

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