A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of by Patrick M. Erben

By Patrick M. Erben

In early Pennsylvania, translation served as a utopian device developing concord throughout linguistic, non secular, and ethnic transformations. Patrick Erben demanding situations the long-standing ancient myth--first promulgated via Benjamin Franklin--that language variety posed a danger to communal coherence. He deftly strains the pansophist and Neoplatonist philosophies of eu reformers that expert the novel English and German Protestants who based the "holy experiment." Their trust in hidden but power hyperlinks among human language and the observe of God impelled their imaginative and prescient of a standard religious idiom. Translation turned the quest for underlying correspondences among various human expressions of the divine and served as a version for reconciliation and inclusiveness.
Drawing on German and English archival resources, Erben examines iconic translations that engendered neighborhood in colonial Pennsylvania, together with William Penn's translingual promotional literature, Francis Daniel Pastorius's multilingual poetics, Ephrata's "angelic" making a song and transcendent calligraphy, the Moravians' polyglot missions, and the typical language of anguish for peace between Quakers, Pietists, and Mennonites. via revealing a paranormal quest for cohesion, Erben provides a compelling counternarrative to monolingualism and Enlightenment empiricism in eighteenth-century America.

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