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Community of the Cross: Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem
By Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood
Dr. Atwood reveals the deep connection between life in colonial Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the religious symbolism of controversial German theologian Nicholas von Zinzendorf. Using the theories of Rene Girard, Mary Douglas and Victor Turner, Atwood shows that it was the Moravians’ liturgy and devotion that united the community and inspired both its unique social structure and its missionary efforts.
Paperback, 283 pp. 2004