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Lecture: After the Sifting: Zinzendorf’s London Sermons

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online lecture via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below)
by Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood, Moravian Theological Seminary

In 1749 the British Parliament passed the “Moravian Act,” which affirmed the legitimacy of the Moravian Church as “an antient [sic] and episcopal church”. This act granted the Moravians unusual privileges to operate schools, churches, and missions in the British Empire, and Count Zinzendorf planned to make London the headquarters of the global Moravian network. But soon Zinzendorf was embroiled in controversy stemming from the Sifting Time and a financial scandal. In this lecture we will look at some of the sermons that Zinzendorf preached in English in the 1750s as he tried to address the controversy. We will focus on a long sermon preached to the Single Brothers’ Choir just a few months after the death of his son and heir Christian Renatus.


March 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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