1st Edition

The Inspirationists, 1714-1932 Vol 3

ISBN 9781138761339
Published April 1, 2015 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

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;  Johann Beyer, Letter to Eben-Ezer Elders (1854);  Jakob Scheuner, ‘A Brief Account of the Deceased Br. Samuel Scheuner’ (c. 1861);  Gottlieb Scheuner, Memoir and Diary (1855–9);  [George R. Babcock attrib.], ‘Ebenezer Land Sale Broadside’ (1856);  [Various authors], Constitution and By-Laws of the Amana Society (1859);  Christian Metz, Inspired Testimonies (1842–67); Christian Metz, ‘Rules and Regulations for the Communities’ (1866);  John Beyer, Response to William Alfred Hinds (1876); Jakob Schumacher, ‘Diary, 1876–81’ (1876–81);  Great Council of the Amana Society, ‘Minutes of the Great Council, 1846–1901’ (excerpts, 1883–1900);  [Various authors], Amana Society Corporation News Bulletin (1932);  Gottlieb Scheuner and Georg Heinemann, Excerpts from Inspirations Historie (1867–1924);  Charles Julius Preter, Gottlieb Scheuner, Georg Heinemann and Christian Metz, Shaker and Inspirationist Letters and Communications (1846–96);  August Koch, ‘Description of the Main Incidents That Have HappenedIn My Life’ (c. 1900); Richard T. Ely, ‘Amana: A Study in Religious Communism’ (1902);  Henry G. Moershel, ‘Diaries 1903–1904’ (1903–4);  Henry A. Wallace, ‘Visiting the Amana Society’ (1914);  Peter Stuck, Essay on the Condition of the Amana Society (1928);  William Noé and Peter Stuck, Letter and Ballot Sent to Members of the Amana Society (1931);  [Committee of Forty-Seven], Plan of Reorganization of the Amana Society (1932);  Editorial Notes;  List of Sources;  Index

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