The Community of True Inspiration, or Inspirationists, was one of the most successful religious communities in the United States. This collection offers a broad variety of Inspirationist texts, almost all of them translated from German and published here for the first time.
Table of Contents
Editorial Selection and Textual Principles; Christian Metz, Letter to Wilhelm Mörschel (1843); Peter Hammerschmidt, Letter to the Eben-Ezer Elders (1843); Joseph Prestele, Letters to Martin Prestele (1843–4); Johann Phillip Beck, Letter to German Inspirationist Communities (1846); Charles L. Mayer, Wilhelm Mörschel and Georg Adolf Weber, Constitution of the Eben-Ezer Society (1846); Christian Metz, Inspired Testimony (1846); Christian Metz, Historical Account of the True Inspirations Community (1846); G. W. H., Letter to the Enquirer (1847); Horace Greeley, ‘Co-Operative Life in America’ (1847); Wilhelm Mörschel, Letter Describing Woolen Mill Fire at the Arnsburg Estate (1843); Christian Metz, Letter to Inspirationist Elders (1843); The Death of Johanette Metz (1844); Johanette Metz, Letter to Gretchen Kalembach (1843); Christian Metz, ‘Testimony No. 4’, Metz Sammlung 18 (1862); Wilhelm Mörschel, Diary and Memoir (1822–56); Gottlieb Scheuner, ‘History and Documents Concerning the Relocation of the Community of True Inspiration’ (1866); Editorial Notes; List of Sources