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.
Acknowledgements; General Introduction; Editorial Selection and Textual Principles; Bibliography; Chronology of the Community of True Inspiration; Eberhard Ludwig Gruber, ‘Petition to the Count of Ysenburg’ (1715); Johann Carl Gleim et al., Inspired Testimonies of the Early Werkzeuge (1714–49); Eberhard Ludwig Gruber, ‘A True and Conscientious Report about the Small House Community at Himbach’ (c. 1715); Johann Adam Gruber, Th e Twenty-Four Rules of True Godliness (1716); Johann Adam Gruber, ‘Joh. A. Gruber’s Report of his Trip to America’ (1726); Johann Friedrich Rock, Inspired Testimonies (1714–49); Johann Felician Clarus, Account of Johann Friedrich Rock in Inspiration (1745); Selections from the Davidisches Psalter-Spiel (1718–1854); Michael Krausert, Inspired Testimonies (1817–18); Barbara Heinemann Landmann, Inspired Testimonies (1820–83); Christian Metz, Inspired Testimonies (1819–42); Glaubensbekentniss: Der Wahren Inspirations Gemeinde [Profession of Faith of the Community of True Inspiration] (1839); [Wilhelm Mörschel attrib.], Contract Establishing the Inspirationist Woolen Mills (1840); Wilhelm Noé, Letter Describing Sea Voyage and Purchase of Eben-Ezer (1842); Editorial Notes; List of Sources