In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Paul Peucker, an archivist and the Director of the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, joins Liz Covart to investigate the establishment of the Moravian Church in North America.
Peucker reveals the origins of the Moravian Church in Europe and the creation of the first Moravian community in Herrnhut, Germany; Information about the Moravians’ belief in Philadelphianism and why they adopted an international outlook; And, details about the Moravians’ migration and settlement in North America during the 1740s.
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Ben Franklin’s World is an award-winning podcast. It’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our world. Each episode features an interview with a historian who shares their unique insights into our early American past. It is a production of Colonial Williamsburg Innovation Studios.
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