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lecture by Paul Peucker, Moravian Archives
Johann Siegmund Krüger’s arrival in Herrnhut in the summer of 1726 caused a split in the young religious community that would last until the summer of the following year. Krüger’s radical message found many followers, one of whom was Christian David, the original founder of Herrnhut. Krüger called Zinzendorf “the whore of Babylon” and local pastor Rothe “the false prophet” while urging his followers not to attend the church in Berthelsdorf any more. Although Krüger soon had to be taken to an insane asylum, the crisis he caused was so profound that Zinzendorf decided to give up his position in Dresden. Zinzendorf moved to Herrnhut in order to bring reconciliation to the divided community. It was not until August 13, 1727, that all disagreements were finally resolved during a celebration of Holy Communion.