Felix Neff

When Felix Neff came over the Alps to sound his clarion call for evangelical awakening, his message could not be silenced, not even by the wall surrounding the Church in San Giovanni. 
For the fiery and impassioned evangelist the stable life of Waldensian Restoration was a betrayal of all that the Waldensian heritage stood for. In his eyes, what was demanded was a return to the original evangelical vocation. His stay in the Valleys was brief, but explosive. 
Chased out by the Sardinian police, he nevertheless left a considerable legacy.

By Giorgio Tourn

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #22 in 1989]

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