This volume introduces readers to the faith and work of four figures of the 19th century revival movement called the German Awakening:
-- August Tholuck (1799-1871)
-- Johann Hinrich Wichern (1808-1881)
-- Theodor Fliedner (1800-1864)
-- Friedrich von Bodelschwingh (1831-1910)
The German Awakening engendered a spirituality that fostered human kindness, grounded it in awakened faith, and gave it the shape of loving service to society.
This remarkable and unique scholarly contribution:
-- translates the majority of its materials for the first time in English.
-- includes a variety of spiritual genres -- sermons, hymns, commentaries, mission statements, etc.