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The Other Side of Joy : Religious Melancholy Among the Bruderhof - Julius Rubin

The Other Side of Joy

Religious Melancholy Among the Bruderhof

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780195119435
Number Of Pages: 276

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This is a case study of one pietist religious group, the Bruderhof. A Christian brotherhood founded on Anabaptist and evangelical pietist doctrine, they practice community of goods, seeking to emulate the vision of the Apostolic church and fulfill the ethic of brotherhood taught in the Sermon on the Mount. Rubin offers compelling accounts of the lives of Bruderhof apostates who foundered over issues of faith, and relates these crises to the central tenets of Bruderhof theology, their spirituality, and community life.

Pprefacep. vii
Introduction """"The Best Argument for Christianity?""""p. 3
The Lengthened Shadow of One Manp. 21
the Thrall of Utopian Illusionsp. 43
The Revitalization of Bruderhof Pietyp. 77
Surrendered to Jesus: Varieties of Religious Melancholyp. 125
Religious Melancholy Among Other Anabaptist Sectsp. 189
Conclusion: The Tragic Sense of Lifep. 209
Glossaryp. 213
Notesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780195119435
ISBN-10: 0195119436
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st June 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59