Religion and Profit

Catalysts in the birth of evangelicalism, the Moravians supported their religious projects through financial savvy, a distinctive communalism at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and transatlantic commercial networks. This book traces the Moravians' evolving projects, arguing that imperial war, not capitalism, transformed Moravian religious life.

Religion and Profit
Moravians in Early America

Katherine Carté Engel

2009 | 328 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $26.50
American History / Religion
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Table of Contents

Note on Terminology
1. The Pilgrims' Mission
2. Interconnected Worlds
3. Moravian Expansion in the Mid-Atlantic
4. The Moral Parameters of Economic Endeavor
5. Atlantic Currents: Global War and the Fate of Moravian Communalism
6. Two Revolutions: Ending the Oeconomy and Losing the Missions
7. A Change in Mission
8. Unraveled Strands

List of Abbreviations