August Gottlieb Spangenberg

SPANGENBERG, August Gottlieb. b. Klettenberg, near Nordhausen, 15 July 1704; d. Berthelsdorf, near Herrnhut, 18 September 1792. He was a student at the University of Jena, first of law and then of theology. He worked at the University of Halle, but was deprived of his posts in the Theology Faculty and as Superintendent of the Orphanage schools because of his association with separatist churches. He joined the Moravians in 1733, where his talents were soon put to good use: he was the leader of the Moravian missionaries who went to Georgia on the ship that carried John* and Charles Wesley* (1735-6). He became friendly with John Wesley, and the two had many ‘serious’ conversations. He returned...

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