Historical Writings

Church and Denominational History

Writings of Joseph Edmund Hutton

A History of the Moravian Church

Also known as the Unity of Brethren, the Moravian Church was organized in 1457 by followers of the martyr John Hus, a Roman Catholic priest and professor at the University of Prague. For his beliefs and teachings he was burned at the stake as an heretic at the Council of Constance in 1415.
    Available Books:
  1. Book 1
  2. Book 2
  3. Book 3
  4. Book 4

 

Book 1 — The Bohemian Brethren. 1457-1673

Chapter 1 — The Rising Storm

Chapter 2 — The Burning of Hus

Chapter 3 — The Welter, 1415-1434

Chapter 4 — Peter of Chelcic, 1419-1450

Chapter 5 — Gregory the Patriarch and the Society at Kunwald, 1457-1473

Chapter 6 — Luke of Prague and the High Church Reaction. 1473-1530

Chapter 7 — The Brethren at Home

Chapter 8 — John Augusta and His Policy, 1531-1548

Chapter 9 — The Brethren in Poland, 1548-1570

Chapter 10 — The Martyr-Bishop, 1548-1560

Chapter 11 — The Last Days of Augusta, 1560-1572

Chapter 12 — The Golden Age, 1572-1603

Chapter 13 — The Letter of Majesty, 1603-1609

Chapter 14 — The Downfall, 1616-1621

Chapter 15 — The Day of Blood at Prague

Chapter 16 — Comenius and the Hidden Seed, 1627-1672

 

Book 2 — The Revival under Zinzendorf. 1700-1760

Chapter 1 — The Youth of Count Zinzendorf, 1700-1722

Chapter 2 — Christian David, 1690-1722

Chapter 3 — The Founding of Herrnhut, 1722-1727

Chapter 4 — Life at Herrnhut

Chapter 5 — The Edict of Banishment, 1729-1736

Chapter 6 — The Foreign Missions and Their Influence

Chapter 7 — The Pilgrim Band, 1736-1743

Chapter 8 — The Sifting Time, 1743-1750

Chapter 9 — Moravians and Methodists, 1735-1742

Chapter 10 — Yorkshire and the Settlement System

Chapter 11 — The Labours of John Cennick, 1739-1755

Chapter 12 — The Appeal to Parliament, 1742-1749

Chapter 13 — The Battle of the Books, 1749-1755

Chapter 14 — The American Experiments, 1734-1762

Chapter 15 — The Last Days of Zinzendorf, 1755-1760

 

Book 3 — The Rule of the Germans. 1760-1857

Chapter 1 — The Church and Her Mission, or The Three Constitutional Synods, 1760-1775

Chapter 2 — The Fight for the Gospel; or, Moravians and Rationalists, 1775-1800

Chapter 3 — A Fall and a Recovery, 1800-1857

Chapter 4 — The British Collapse, 1760-1801

Chapter 5 — The British Advance, 1801-1856

Chapter 6 — The Struggle in America, 1762-1857

Chapter 7 — The Separation of the Provinces, 1857-1899

 

Book 4 — The Modern Moravians. 1857-1908

Chapter 1 — Moravian Principles

Chapter 2 — The Moravians in Germany

Chapter 3 — The Moravians in Great Britian

Chapter 4 — The Moravians in North America

Chapter 5 — Bonds of Union