Carl Bernhard Garve

GARVE, Carl Bernhard. b. Jeinsen near Hannover, 24 January 1763; d. 21 June 1841. He was educated at a school of the Moravian Brotherhood, becoming a teacher in a secondary school at Niesky (1784) and a lecturer in the theological college of the Brotherhood (1789). There he was introduced to the idealist and romantic spirit, which saw the influence of the Enlightenment as pernicious. He was transferred to work in the archives of the Unitas Fratrum in 1797. He became a preacher in Amsterdam (1799-1801), Ebersdorf (1801-09), North-East Friesland (1809-10), Berlin (1810-16), and Neusalz on the Oder (1816 until his retirement in 1836). After Zinzendorf* and Gregor*, Garve was the most important...

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