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The Ephrata Commune: An Early American Counterculture
by E.G. Alderfer
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985
Paper: 978-0-8229-5801-7 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7240-2
Library of Congress Classification F159.E6A43 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 271.8

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Tells of the founding and subsequent history of Ephrata, a mystical religious community that flourished in eastern Pennsylvania in the mid-eighteenth century. Its leader, Conrad Beissel, a German Pietist who came to America in 1720 seeking spiritual peace and solitude. Settled in Lancaster County, his talents and charisma attracted other German settlers who shared his vision of a community built in the image of apostolic Christianity.
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