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2017 Comenius Learning Series

Leading the Way: Women in the Moravian Church through the Centuries
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Calvary Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

The history of the Moravian Church is full of remarkable women who led the way for thousands of people towards faith. Zinzendorf’s wife, Erdmuthe, oversaw the fiscal health of the 18th century German congregation. His second wife, Anna Nitschmann, was crucial for the founding of the Moravian Church in North America. Eva and Martha Spangenberg, each respectively worked alongside their husband throughout his ministry.

Featured Presenter:

Katherine M. Faull, Ph.D.
Presidential Professor of German and Humanities (2017-2020), Bucknell University
Visiting Scholar, The Center for Moravian Studies, Moravian Seminary (Spring 2017)
Life Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Katherine Faull was trained as a philologist at King’s College, London, and Princeton University. She is a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and in Spring 2017 she was Visiting Scholar at Moravian Seminary, Bethlehem. She has published works on questions of gender and race in the Moravian Church in North America during the colonial period. Her most recent publication is “Speaking to Body and Soul: Instructions for the Moravian Choir Helpers 1785-1786” from The Pennsylvania University Press (2017). She serves as a member of the Moravian Archives, Board of Directors and is current holder of the Presidential Professorship in German and Humanities at Bucknell University (2017-2020).


Lecture: Leading the Way: An Examination of the Memoir