Radiance descend

Author: Eberhard Arnold

Arnold, Eberhard. (Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany, July 1883-November 22, 1935, Darmstadt, Hesse). His ancestors had left England in the early seventeenth century for religious reasons and were among the earliest settlers of Connecticut. Eberhard's father, Carl Franklin Arnold, had come to Germany from Ohio for his education and had settled there. He held the chair of Church history at the University of Breslau, Silesia. At the age of sixteen, Eberhard Arnold experienced a decisive turning point in his life and from that time on his driving motive was to take Jesus' demands totally and seriously and to truly continue the life of the first church as described in the Acts of the Apostles. As a university student at Halle, he was active… Go to person page >

Author: Emmy Arnold

Arnold, Emmy von Hollander. (Riga, Latvia, 1884-January 15, 1980, Rifton, NY). Grew up in Halle, Germany. Married Eberhard Arnold in 1909. In 1920, they, with their five children and a small group of convinced Christians, started a life of Christian community based on the Sermon on the Mount at Sannerz near Schlüchtern, Germany. She was co-editor of Sonnenlieder, the first Bruderhof songbook (Sannerz, 1924). For many years Housemother of Bruderhof communities (Society of Brothers) and an active member at the Woodcrest community, Rifton, NY. Also compiler of Inner Words for EVery Day of the Year (Rifton, NY, 1964, 1971, 1977), author of Torches Together (Rifton, NY, 1964, 1971, paperback 1976), and coauthor of Seeking for the Kingdom of God… Go to person page >

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