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Deaconesses in Europe and their Lessons for Americ

The institutions at kaiserswerth


CHAPTER II.

DEACONESSES IN THE EARLY CHURCH.

Little knowledge of early Church--Pliny's letter--Apostolic Constitutions--Deaconesses, widows, and virgins--Duties of the deaconess--Chrysostom, Olympias--Deaconesses in Western Church--Decline in importance--Extinction--Influences that led to decay 18

CHAPTER III.

DEACONESSES FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURIES.

Beguines--Characteristics--Duties--Gerhard Groot--Sisters of the Common Life--Obligations--Duties--Waldenses--Bohemian Brethren--Luther--Calvin--Reformed Church at Wesel-- Deaconesses in Amsterdam--Damsels of Charity--Mennonites and Moravians 34

CHAPTER IV.

FLIEDNER, THE RESTORER OF THE OFFICE OF DEACONESS.

Efforts for the restoration of the office of deaconess made by Kloenne--Amalie Sieveking--Von Stein--Count von der Recke-- Fliedner--His childhood--Youth--Student life--Pastorate and travels--Marriage--First prison society--Founding of refuge-- Need of training schools--Rhenish-Westphalian Deaconess

Society 46

CHAPTER V.

THE INSTITUTIONS AT KAISERSWERTH.

Opening of hospital training-school--Gertrude Reichardt--The Home-life--Normal school--Fliedner's wife--Publishing house-- Orphan asylum--Insane asylum--Dispensary--Farm--"Salem"--House of Evening Rest--Extension of work--Berlin--Foreign lands Jerusalem--Beirut--Smyrna--Bucharest--Florence--Rome 61

CHAPTER VI.

THE REGULATIONS AT KAISERSWERTH AND THE DUTIES AND SERVICES OF THE DEACONESSES.

Two classes of deaconesses--Nurses--Teachers--Qualifications-- Probationers--Duties--Service of consecration--Conferences-- Table of results--Instances of work--Duisburg-- Schleswig-Holstein war--Austrian war--Franco Prussian war 79

CHAPTER VII.

OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS ON THE CONTINENT.

House at Strasburg--Muelhausen--Marthashof at Berlin-- Neudettelsau--St. Loup--Riehen--Zuerich--Gallneukirchen-- Characteristics of institutions--Countries where they exist 93

CHAPTER VIII.

DEACONESSES IN GERMAN METHODISM.

Origin of Bethany Society--House at Frankfort--Hamburg-- Berlin--St. Gall--Zuerich--Sister Myrtha--House of Rest--"God's Fidelity"--House regulations--Training--Results 110

CHAPTER IX.


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