Muristalden Teacher's Seminary (Kanton Bern, Switzerland)

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The Muristalden Teachers' Seminary, a teacher-training school in the canton of Bern, Switzerland, founded by Pietists within the Reformed Church in 1854. The founder was Pastor Friedrich Gerber. Its founding occurred in a politically restless time, when political liberalism was accompanied by religious liberalism. Its purpose was to train teachers in a thoroughly Christian spirit. Tuition fees covered about one third of the cost, the rest being raised by voluntary contributions. Annually about 20 young men were graduated. The young Mennonites of Bern who planned to teach usually attended Muristalden. One of the teachers at this school was Dr. Adolf Fluri, who was the author of the valuable Beiträge zur Geschichte der bemischen Täufer (Bern, 1912).

Today the Evangelisches Seminar Muristalden (now known as the Campus Muristalden) is a non-confessional educational institution.


Gedenkschrift zum 50-jährigen Bestand des Evangelischen Seminars auf dem Muristalden, Bern 1854-1905.

Hadorn, Wilhelm. "Geschichte des Pietismus der Schweiz." Manuscript.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 615 f.

Hugendubel, Heinrich. Ein Mann nach dem Herzen Gottes: Friedrich Gerber (1828-1905). Ein Lebensbild. Basel: Kober, 1908.

Author(s) A. J Amstutz-Tschirren
Date Published 1957

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Amstutz-Tschirren, A. J. "Muristalden Teacher's Seminary (Kanton Bern, Switzerland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 4 Jul 2022.,_Switzerland)&oldid=90318.

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Amstutz-Tschirren, A. J. (1957). Muristalden Teacher's Seminary (Kanton Bern, Switzerland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 July 2022, from,_Switzerland)&oldid=90318.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 789-790. All rights reserved.

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