The Ephrata Commune: An Early American Counterculture

The Ephrata Commune: An Early American Counterculture

by E.G. Alderfer


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Tells of the founding and subsequent history of Ephrata, a mystical religious community that flourished in eastern Pennsylvania in the mid-eighteenth century. Its leader, Conrad Beissel, a German Pietist who came to America in 1720 seeking spiritual peace and solitude. Settled in Lancaster County, his talents and charisma attracted other German settlers who shared his vision of a community built in the image of apostolic Christianity.

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ISBN-13: 9780822958017
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 10/28/1985
Series: Early American Counterculture
Edition description: 1
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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