Eberhard Arnold

Eberhard Arnold

Like thousands of young Germans in the 1920s, Eberhard Arnold and his wife Emmy were disillusioned by the failure of the establishment – especially the churches – to provide answers to the problems of society in the turbulent years following World War I. In their seeking, they were influenced by the German Youth Movement (in which Eberhard was a nationally-known participant), the German pastor Johann Christoph Blumhardt and his son Christoph Friedrich, the sixteenth-century Anabaptists, and, most significantly, the early Christians.

Publications by Eberhard Arnold

Innerland

Innerland

By Eberhard Arnold

Arnold’s classic guide into the heart of the gospel invites readers to turn from the chaos of a society distracted by violence and greed to that “inner land of the invisible, where our spirit can find the roots of its strength.”…

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Salt and Light English

Salt and Light

By Eberhard Arnold

Now back in print! Seventeen challenging talks and essays on the Sermon on the Mount, by a writer who believes their demands are viable and inescapable - and must be lived out today.…

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Why We Live In Community English

Why We Live in Community

By Eberhard Arnold and Thomas Merton

In this time-honored manifesto, Arnold adds his voice to the vital discussion of what real intentional community is all about: love, joy, unity, and the great “adventure of faith” shared with others along the way.…

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God's Revolution English

God’s Revolution

By Eberhard Arnold

Are you tired of answers that ignore the root causes of human suffering? This selection of writings by Eberhard Arnold, who left a career and the established church in order to live out the Gospel, calls us to a completely different way. Available as…

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The Prayer God Answers English

The Prayer God Answers

By Eberhard Arnold

In this free ebook, Eberhard Arnold describes the kind of prayer that pleases God, and challenges us to rediscover the prayer that has the power to transform our lives and our world.…

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Pentecost Sermon painting by Gebhard Fugel 1863-1939

Spirit of Fire

By Eberhard Arnold

The Pentecostal spring of the first church contrasts sharply with modern Christianity. We sense that at that time a fresher wind blew and purer water flowed, a stronger power and a more fiery warmth ruled than today. What is it that we have lost?…

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The Early Anabaptists

By Eberhard Arnold

Persecuted by Catholics and Lutherans alike, these sixteenth-century Christians faced arrest and execution by the thousands for their beliefs. Learn more about the roots of a renewal movement that threatened the power of both church and state.…

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The Early Anabaptists

By Eberhard Arnold

In this series of talks, Eberhard Arnold describes movements that were forerunners to the Anabaptists of the Reformation.…

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Detail from The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks

Living in Community Series

By Eberhard Arnold

Intentional communities and communal living are back in the popular conversation. In the church, this takes the form of neo-monastic communities, Christian neighborhood groups, and an upsurge in vocations to religious orders. What does real community…

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Not a New Law

By Eberhard Arnold

Jesus’ righteousness, his justice, is better than anything scholars or theologians could offer. It is something absolutely different, and it does not depend on moral intentions and good ideas.…

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