The German Sectarians of Pennsylvania: A Critical and Legendary History of the Ephrata Cloister and the Dunkers (Classic Reprint)

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The more we look into the history and religious condi tion of the German immigrants who came to these shores in the early years of the eighteenth century, the greater becomes our admiration for the deeds they accomplished. Many were religious enthusiasts of doctrine inimical to the orthodox faiths which ?ourished under official sanction. Persecuted at home, they left the Fatherland and came either with their families to enjoy the promised religious liberty, only to find that they were the victims of schem ing agents, and that many of the representations made to them prior to their departure had but little foundation in fact.

Yet, notwithstanding these drawbacks, we find here at an early date the altars of the various faiths, orthodox and sectarian, mystic and separatist, erected side by side in the sylvan groves of Penn's colony. Though differing upon religious tenets and creeds, these Germans, almost without exception, were of the same moral and industrious class that went so far to make our Commonwealth what is it.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Julius Friedrich Sachse


Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9781528368193

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.7 cm

Page Count - 636


Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9781330672143

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.4 cm

Page Count - 638

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