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Michael J. Lewis

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691171814

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691171814.001.0001

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The Lord’s Grove

The Lord’s Grove

(p.95) 5 The Lord’s Grove
City of Refuge

Michael J. Lewis

Princeton University Press

This chapter focuses on Herrnhaag, “the Lord's Grove,” the refugee settlement founded by Count Nicholas Zinzendorf in 1738. It flourished for only a dozen years, and its population never exceeded a thousand, yet it was the prototype for almost every city of refuge that would follow. This is not because it consolidated ideas about community, economy, and geometry in an unusually forceful way but because it was carried by a religion with a worldwide reach. This is the Unitas Fratrum (Unity of the Brethren), known in German as die Brüdergemeine and in English as the Moravian Church. The Moravians' settlements were the first examples of villages designed and built by a vibrant religious community that made them a formal instrument of theology.

Keywords:   Herrnhaag, refugee settlement, Count Nicholas Zinzendorf, city of refuge, Unity of the Brethren, Moravian Church

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