The Unity of the Brethren
John Hus (1369–1415)
The Unity of the Brethren are the spiritual descendants of the martyr John Hus who was condemned by the Council of Constance and was burned at the stake on July 6, 1415.
Jan Amos Comenius (1592–1670)
Comenius provided vital leadership for the Brethren during a most difficult period when they were exiled from their homeland and in danger of extinction as a church.
Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700–1756)
Zinzendorf provided refuge to the grandchildren of Comenius on his estate at Herrnhut in Germany. From that community the renewed Unity emerged and became the forerunner of the modern Protestant missionary movement.
By the Editors
[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #13 in 1987]
A Gallery of Figures in the Life and World of Comenius
Jan Amos Comenius was acquainted with scholars, kings, churchmen, businessmen, ordinary and extraordinary men who profoundly influenced his life as he also influenced theirs.the Editors
Meeting of the Minds
Jan Amos Comenius and Rene DescartesPaul Heidebrecht and the Editors
Comenius: A Man of Hope in a Time of Turmoil
Christian History Magazine is pleased to present the comments of a Czech scholar, fellow countryman, and student of Comenius.Josef Smolik
The Thirty Years War
When Christians slaughtered Christians without let up.the Editors