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Excerpt from The Life of Nicholas Lewis Count Zinzendorf, Vol. 2: Bishop and Ordinary of the Church of the United (or Moravian) Brethren The following pages contain an Abridged Translation of a Memoir 'of Count Zinzendorf, which appeared in Germany between the years 1772 and 1775, from the pen of the Rev. August Gottlieb Spangenberg, Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren.ale In the Preface to the original work, the venerable author describes, with characteristic simplicity, the object which he had in view in its compilation, the reasons which induced him to undertake it, and the sources whence his ma terials were principally derived. An extract from that Preface can therefore hardly fail to be interesting and acceptable to the reader. I here present to the public, the true character and course of life of a man, of whom I may affirm, Without hesitation, that his like is hardly to be met with in the history of more than one century. In saying this, I have respect, not so much to his great and distinguished talents, - for I am aware, that from time to time men have appeared, whom the Creator has been pleased to endow With extraordinary mental powers and qualifica tions, - but rather to the use to which those talents were applied, and the consequences of such application. These lay open to us his heart, and reveal the spirit by which he was animated. From his childhood to his departure, he had but one great object in view - to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with soul and body. The eternal truth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.