Johann Heinrich Hummel, the Peningtons and the London godly community: Anglo-Swiss networks 1634–1674

Vivienne Larminie


Anglo-Swiss networks in the seventeenth century have received little attention. The autobiography of and the correspondence addressed to Johann Heinrich Hummel (1611-1674), dean of Bern, illuminate his visit to London 1634-1636 and its long-lasting consequences. They also expand knowledge of London clergy engaged in the education of foreign students, reveal the role of godly laity (Daniel and Elizabeth Penington) as hosts and as suppliers of English devotional books to a continental audience, offer insights into individual piety and comment on the sufferings of their community under Archbishop William Laud, and an early context for the development of pietism in Switzerland.


international correspondence network, England, Switzerland, London, Bern, Laudianism, godly, female piety

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Anthony Milton, The University of Sheffield

Richard A. Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Éva Petröczi, Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Budapest

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