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Ephrata Academy

Date(s): 11/12/2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An Introduction to the Philosophical System of Jacob Boehme

Presented by Nick Siegert

Much of the beliefs and theology of Ephrata and its founder, Conrad Biessel comes from Radical German Pietism and the German mystic and theosophist, Jacob Boehme. Boehme was a Radical and original thinker – he comes out of the Lutheran tradition but then has his own enlightening mystical experiences which inform all of his writing. Boehme not only have a huge influence on Beissel and Ephrata, but also a number of other religious movements, German Philosophers, and thinkers. This presentation discusses this original thinker and his influence on the Ephrata Community.

This is a FREE program, but you must register using this link. You will receive an email with a link to use to join the Zoom call. This program will be recorded and put on our YouTube page to view at your leisure along with past Ephrata Academy presentations. 

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday