Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America
Katherine Carté Engel
328 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4123-5 | $55.00 | £36.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2185-5 | $22.50 | £15.00
A volume in the Early American Studies series
"Ambitious and deeply researched. . . . An ideal example of a case study with far broader implications for American religious history."–Church History
Catalysts in the birth of evangelicalism, the Moravians supported their religious projects through financial savvy, a distinctive communalism at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and transatlantic commercial networks. This book traces the Moravians' evolving projects, arguing that imperial war, not capitalism, transformed Moravian religious life.
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