Moravian settlement established in Saxony

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Historical Context Essay

The Moravian Church is a Protestant sect whose members seek to model their lives on the life of Christ, to live simply, to spread his word and to found exemplary communities. Notably pious and evangelical, inclined to ground their beliefs in close reading of the Bible, since their foundation in 1467 they have proved generously inclined to welcome others into their faith. From the early eighteenth century their missionary activity gave them a global influence.

The Moravians originated from a Bohemian (Czech) Protestant sect known as the Unitas Fratrum (Unity of Brethren) which emerged from the Hussite rebellion in the early fifteenth century. The Hussites followed the call of Jan Hus [Huss] (c. 1370-1415) for reform …

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Citation:
Clark, Robert. "Moravian settlement established in Saxony". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 March 2010
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