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The Resource A time of sifting : mystical marriage and the crisis of Moravian piety in the eighteenth century, Paul Peucker

A time of sifting : mystical marriage and the crisis of Moravian piety in the eighteenth century, Paul Peucker

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A time of sifting : mystical marriage and the crisis of Moravian piety in the eighteenth century
Title
A time of sifting
Title remainder
mystical marriage and the crisis of Moravian piety in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Paul Peucker
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Language
eng
Summary
At the end of the 1740s, the Moravians, a young and rapidly expanding radical-Pietist movement, experienced a crisis soon labeled the Sifting Time. As Moravian leaders attempted to lead the church away from the abuses of the crisis, they also tried to erase the memory of this controversial and embarrassing period. Archival records were systematically destroyed, and official histories of the church only dealt with this period in general terms. It is not surprising that the Sifting Time became both a taboo and an enigma in Moravian historiography. In A Time of Sifting, Paul Peucker provides the first book-length, in-depth look at the Sifting Time and argues that it did not consist of an extreme form of blood-and-wounds devotion, as is often assumed. Rather, the Sifting Time occurred when Moravians began to believe that the union with Christ could be experienced not only during marital intercourse but during extramarital sex as well. Peucker shows how these events were the logical consequence of Moravian teachings from previous years. As the nature of the crisis became evident, church leaders urged the members to revert to their earlier devotion of the blood and wounds of Christ. By returning to this earlier phase, the Moravians lost their dynamic character and became more conservative. It was at this moment that the radical-Pietist Moravians of the first half of the eighteenth century reinvented themselves as a noncontroversial evangelical denomination.--
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1963-
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Peucker, Paul
Dewey number
284.609033
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moravian Church
  • Piety
  • Marriage
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A time of sifting : mystical marriage and the crisis of Moravian piety in the eighteenth century, Paul Peucker
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-241) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Herrnhut and Herrnhaag -- Historiography -- The crisis revealed -- Characteristics of the sifting -- Songs of the sifting -- The actual sifting -- The aftermath of the sifting -- The post-Zinzendorf era -- What was the sifting time? -- The sources
Control code
FIEb17721520
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780271066431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898909961
Label
A time of sifting : mystical marriage and the crisis of Moravian piety in the eighteenth century, Paul Peucker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Herrnhut and Herrnhaag -- Historiography -- The crisis revealed -- Characteristics of the sifting -- Songs of the sifting -- The actual sifting -- The aftermath of the sifting -- The post-Zinzendorf era -- What was the sifting time? -- The sources
Control code
FIEb17721520
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780271066431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898909961

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