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Title:
Torches together; the beginning and early years of the Bruderhof Communities.
Author:
Arnold, Emmy.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition [Translated from the German by the Society of Brothers].
Publication Information:
Rifton, N.Y. : Plough Pub. House [1971]
Physical Description:
231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780874861099
Format :
Book

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Central Library BX8129.B64 A8 1971 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Twice in the last century -- the early 1920s (in Germany) and the late 60s (in America) -- hordes of young people defied the middle-class mores of their parents and sought fellowship with their peers in rural communes. Sadly, Nazism swallowed the German movement virtually whole -- and Wall Street, though in entirely different fashion, did the same to the American one.

Torches Together is the story of a community that survived: the Bruderhof, a 75-year-old movement that began when writer Eberhard Arnold and his wife Emmy left Berlin life for the unknowns of an impoverished village.

At first glance a memoir, Torches Together is a radical call to faith and commitment against great odds. It is also a remarkable testimony to the leading of the Spirit, which, as Arnold writes, can hold together those who believe in the "daily miracle" of community "through thick and thin".

Lyn Baker, Logos Journal

Details in subdued and undramatic fashion how ordinary middle-class Christians were spurred by the Holy Spirit and the decadence of their culture to become lowly, dependent, and centered on God.


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