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In memory of [[Comenius, Johann Amos (1592-1670)|Johann Arnos Comenius]], the great pedagogue and theologian, at the instigation of Prof. Kleinert and [[Keller, Ludwig (1849-1915)|Dr. Ludwig Keller]], the <em>Comeniusgesellschaft</em> was founded in 1892 with headquarters in Berlin, with the following aims: (1) the publication of Comenius' most important works and letters, as well as those of his predecessors, teachers, and other like-minded persons; (2) research in the history and doctrine of the "old-evangelical" churches, especially by publication of the source materials; and (3) collection of books, manuscripts, and documents of historical importance.
 
In memory of [[Comenius, Johann Amos (1592-1670)|Johann Arnos Comenius]], the great pedagogue and theologian, at the instigation of Prof. Kleinert and [[Keller, Ludwig (1849-1915)|Dr. Ludwig Keller]], the <em>Comeniusgesellschaft</em> was founded in 1892 with headquarters in Berlin, with the following aims: (1) the publication of Comenius' most important works and letters, as well as those of his predecessors, teachers, and other like-minded persons; (2) research in the history and doctrine of the "old-evangelical" churches, especially by publication of the source materials; and (3) collection of books, manuscripts, and documents of historical importance.
  
To accomplish this aim the <em>Monatshefte der Comeniusgesellschaft</em> were published from 1892 to 1934, in addition to the <em>Comeniusblätter für Volkserziehung</em>, <em>Mitteilungen der Comeniusgesellschaft</em>. Leading Mennonites of [[Germany|Germany]], [[Netherlands|Holland]], America, and [[Russia|Russia]] joined this society at its inception. It received an annual financial contribution through the [[Vereinigung der deutschen Mennonitengemeinden (Union of German Mennonite Congregations)|&lt;em&gt;Vereinigung der Mennoniten-Gemeinden im Deutschen Reich&lt;/em&gt;]]. On its directorate the German Mennonites were represented (1917) by E. Goebel of [[Weierhof (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Weierhof]] ([[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]]), and J. van Delden of Gronau ([[Westphalia (Germany)|Westphalia]]), and the Dutch Mennonites by [[Appeldoorn, Jan Gerrit (1861-1945)|Prof. J. G. Appeldoorn]] in [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]]. The Amsterdam branch had a Mennonite minister, W. J. Leendertz, as secretary, with Prof. [[Cramer, Samuel (1842-1913)|Samuel Cramer]] a member. In the earlier issues the <em>Monatshefte</em> printed important and valuable material on Mennonite history. Later it stressed social and ethical problems and pedagogical questions that contributed to the general welfare and public education. The [[Mennonite Historical Library (Goshen, Indiana, USA)|Mennonite Historical Library]] at [[Goshen College (Goshen, Indiana, USA)|Goshen College]] has the first 15 volumes of the <em>Monatshefte</em> (1892-1906); the [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde
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To accomplish this aim the <em>Monatshefte der Comeniusgesellschaft</em> were published from 1892 to 1934, in addition to the <em>Comeniusblätter für Volkserziehung</em>, <em>Mitteilungen der Comeniusgesellschaft</em>. Leading Mennonites of [[Germany|Germany]], [[Netherlands|Holland]], America, and [[Russia|Russia]] joined this society at its inception. It received an annual financial contribution through the [[Vereinigung der deutschen Mennonitengemeinden (Union of German Mennonite Congregations)|<em>Vereinigung der Mennoniten-Gemeinden im Deutschen Reich</em>]]. On its directorate the German Mennonites were represented (1917) by E. Goebel of [[Weierhof (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Weierhof]] ([[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]]), and J. van Delden of Gronau ([[Westphalia (Germany)|Westphalia]]), and the Dutch Mennonites by [[Appeldoorn, Jan Gerrit (1861-1945)|Prof. J. G. Appeldoorn]] in [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]]. The Amsterdam branch had a Mennonite minister, W. J. Leendertz, as secretary, with Prof. [[Cramer, Samuel (1842-1913)|Samuel Cramer]] a member. In the earlier issues the <em>Monatshefte</em> printed important and valuable material on Mennonite history. Later it stressed social and ethical problems and pedagogical questions that contributed to the general welfare and public education. The [[Mennonite Historical Library (Goshen, Indiana, USA)|Mennonite Historical Library]] at [[Goshen College (Goshen, Indiana, USA)|Goshen College]] has the first 15 volumes of the <em>Monatshefte</em> (1892-1906); the [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde
 
Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite Library]] has 30 volumes of the <em>Monatshefte</em> (1892-1921) and 25 volumes of the <em>Comeniusblätter</em> (1895-1919).
 
Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite Library]] has 30 volumes of the <em>Monatshefte</em> (1892-1921) and 25 volumes of the <em>Comeniusblätter</em> (1895-1919).
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon, </em>4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 369.
 
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon, </em>4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 369.
 
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In memory of Johann Arnos Comenius, the great pedagogue and theologian, at the instigation of Prof. Kleinert and Dr. Ludwig Keller, the Comeniusgesellschaft was founded in 1892 with headquarters in Berlin, with the following aims: (1) the publication of Comenius' most important works and letters, as well as those of his predecessors, teachers, and other like-minded persons; (2) research in the history and doctrine of the "old-evangelical" churches, especially by publication of the source materials; and (3) collection of books, manuscripts, and documents of historical importance.

To accomplish this aim the Monatshefte der Comeniusgesellschaft were published from 1892 to 1934, in addition to the Comeniusblätter für Volkserziehung, Mitteilungen der Comeniusgesellschaft. Leading Mennonites of Germany, Holland, America, and Russia joined this society at its inception. It received an annual financial contribution through the Vereinigung der Mennoniten-Gemeinden im Deutschen Reich. On its directorate the German Mennonites were represented (1917) by E. Goebel of Weierhof (Palatinate), and J. van Delden of Gronau (Westphalia), and the Dutch Mennonites by Prof. J. G. Appeldoorn in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam branch had a Mennonite minister, W. J. Leendertz, as secretary, with Prof. Samuel Cramer a member. In the earlier issues the Monatshefte printed important and valuable material on Mennonite history. Later it stressed social and ethical problems and pedagogical questions that contributed to the general welfare and public education. The Mennonite Historical Library at Goshen College has the first 15 volumes of the Monatshefte (1892-1906); the [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite Library]] has 30 volumes of the Monatshefte (1892-1921) and 25 volumes of the Comeniusblätter (1895-1919).

Bibliography

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 369.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953


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Neff, Christian. "Comeniusgesellschaft." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 30 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Comeniusgesellschaft&oldid=94220.

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Neff, Christian. (1953). Comeniusgesellschaft. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Comeniusgesellschaft&oldid=94220.




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