WINNER: Aurora Award - Biographical Documentary (2001), Aegis Award (2001), Gold Classic Telly Award (2009)
Once in a while someone comes along who has a profound effect on the course of future history. Count Zinzendorf was one of those remarkable people. Born into nobility in 1700, he put aside a life of wealth, politics and privilege to follow God’s call. He established a refugee settlement for persecuted Christians. This remarkable community experienced a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit which led them to a passionate concern for worldwide missions. Under Zinzendorf’s leadership they set the stage for the modern missionary movement as we know it today.
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The four programs:
(1) Prophet of the Heart — Follows the young Count during his early years and when he first allowed religious refugees from neighboring Moravia and Bohemia to settle on his lands, leading up to the great Moravian Renewal of 1727.
(2) Count Without Borders — Profiles their pioneering mission movement that sent missionaries to lands as far apart as Greenland and South Africa. These were the missionaries that would inspire later leaders such as William Carey.
(3) New Heart, New World — The controversial Count turns his attention to the American colonies, and especially to the native Americans. The Count himself visits America with much fanfare in 1742 and attempts to organize an ecumenical movement.
(4) The Pilgrim Comes Home — Controversy erupts in Germany, and Zinzendorf's movement experiences a period of self-correction. theologians, historians, and modern Moravians from around the world reflect on the impact of Zinzendorf's life and thought.
A four-part series. Includes 32-page resource guide.
Time: 1 hr 40 min Production Year: 2000
This program may be exhibited to church classes/groups without special license.
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The Count Comes to Call
This exclusive video features a compelling dramatic recreation of Count Zinzendorf as he tells the story of the Moravian renewal experience of 1727 and the development of the first mission to St. Thomas; in a separate section, Zinzendorf scholar Dr. Craig Atwood interviews the Count about his beliefs and the controversies surrounding his life. The script was compiled from actual sections of Zinzendorf's public speeches, and probably conveys the beliefs and dynamic personality of the controversial Count better than any other resource. The program is divided into three half-hour sections for ease of use in Sunday School classes, Inquirers' classes, and Confirmation classes. Taped before a live audience.
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