In the 14th century, there emerged in England a grass-roots movement known as the Lollard movement, resulting from translations of the Bible into English at Oxford. John Wycliffe became associated with this and provided some leadership for it. This back to the Bible movement was picked up by John Hus in Bohemia, leading to a new church, the Bohemian Brethren. By the 18th century, these Brethren found a home at Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf’s estate in Saxony, where they became a fire-starter for spiritual awakening. Out of this Herrnhut community came the first modern 24/7 Prayer watch, the first modern missions movement, the first modern Messianic Jewish community and the influence that produced the English Great Awakening.
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