Credited with starting the modern mission movement and inspiring the events of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, the Moravian Church formed after leader John Huss (Jan Hus) was burned at the stake for promoting church reform. Huss championed such ideas as justification by grace through faith alone, full communion for laypeople, and adoption of the liturgy to the common language of the people. After his death, his followers fought and died to protect those ideas in what came to be known as the Hussite Wars. The 12 volumes in the Moravian Church History Collection cover the history of the Moravian Church, documenting the origin of the movement, the fight for independence during the Hussite Wars, the important leaders that led a people through decades of persecution, and the amazing evolution into a church that followed in the Apostles’ footsteps, sending missionaries worldwide to spread the good news.
The Moravian Church History Collection also includes numerous works on the theology of the Moravian Church, among them a fifteenth-century catechism, a volume containing the liturgy and hymns of the church, the church constitution in Latin and English, and more. Two biographical works cover the lives of Zinzendorf, “the father of modern missions,” and Comenius, “the father of modern education.”
Like that of the the Waldensians, the history of the Moravian Church is vital to understanding the atmosphere that preceded the Reformation. In the Logos edition of Moravian Church History Collection, all Scripture passages are tagged and appear on mouse-over. For scholarly work or personal Bible study, this makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “grace” or “Matthew 28:19–20.”