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- n. A member of the Moravian Church.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Moravians; -- so called from the settlement of Herrnhut (the Lord's watch) made, about 1722, by the Moravians at the invitation of Nicholas Lewis, count of Zinzendorf, upon his estate in the circle of Bautzen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the denomination of Moravians or United Brethren: so called in Germany from the village built by them on the estate of Count von Zinzendorf in Saxony, named Herrnhut, and since serving as the headquarters of the body. See Moravian.
He should be glad to believe that the Herrnhuter was his grandfather or great-grandfather.
His earlier education took place in institutions of the Moravian Brethren (Herrnhuter), a strict pietist sect, where he also pursued broader humanistic interests however.
But, alas! it was merely in externals that the gentleman had split with the Community; in his heart he was yet entirely a Herrnhuter.
Philos parents had been in connexion with the Herrnhuter Community: in his library were many writings of Count Zinzendorfs.
It may be that he had special reasons for reticence on this great subject, especially in a communication to such an ardent Herrnhuter as his sister, but it is most likely that he conscientiously refrained from anything explicit on a subject on which he seems at the time to have had no very settled conviction.
His recollections of his instruction among the Herrnhuter are full of beauty and pathos.
Separatists, Pietists, Herrnhuter (Moravians), Quiet-in-the-Land, and others differently named and characterized, sprang up, all of whom are animated by the same purpose of approaching the Deity, especially through Christ, more closely than seemed to them possible under the forms of the established religion.
a Herrnhuter again -- only of a higher order [italics mine].
+ The Herrnhuter were founded by Count Nicholas of Zinzendorf (b.