The Ephrata Commune: An Early American Counterculture

Alderfer, Everett Gordon (1985) The Ephrata Commune: An Early American Counterculture. Pittsburgh: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press.

Extent of Work: 273; Packaging Method: pp.; Notes: ; book, in MadCat; “This is a dramatic story of the founding and subsequent history of Ephrata, a mystical religious community that flourished in eastern Pennsylvania in the mid-18th century. Alderfer shows the relationship of this commune to other experiments at withdrawal from the world and in particular to the many strands of Old World mysticism and the German Pietist movement.” (SGAS Newsletter 7:2, p.15)