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Who was Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf?

Who was Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf?

One group of families fled north to Saxony, where they settled on the lands belonging to a rich young ruler, Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. Born into Austrian nobility and raised by his grandmother, Zinzendorf showed an early inclination toward theology and religious work.

What is the legacy of August Zinzendorf?

Under the leadership of August Gottlieb Spangenberg (1704 – 1792), the church became increasingly conservative in orientation. Zinzendorf left a multifaceted legacy. He was a forerunner of the modern subjective theology exemplified in Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768 – 1834), and he was an early Romantic poet.

What did Prince Zinzendorf do for the Czechs?

In 1722, Zinzendorf offered asylum to a number of persecuted wanderers from Moravia and Bohemia (parts of Czech Republic today), and permitted them to build the village of Herrnhut on a corner of his estate of Berthelsdorf.

How many missionaries did Zinzendorf send out?

By the time Zinzendorf died in 1760 in Herrnhut, the Moravians had sent out at least 226 missionaries. Zinzendorf’s influence is felt much wider than in the Moravian Church. His emphasis on the “religion of the heart” deeply influenced John Wesley.