F O U N D A T I O N S 26 common daily life founded on brotherly and sisterly love. Zealous to spread the gospel, hundreds suffered martyrdom in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In the 1920s, the founding members of our commu- nity took inspiration from the witness of the early Hutterites, and made contact with their descendants living in North America. In 1930, Eberhard Arnold was ordained as a minister by all branches of the Hutterian church. At present our community is not affiliated with the Hutterian colonies. We nevertheless seek to live in the same spirit as the original Hutterites during the time of their first love and active mission (1528–1578). We ­treasure the Hutterian chronicles and spiritual writings – for example, those of Jakob Hutter, Peter Riedemann, Ulrich Stadler, and Peter Walpot.* 29 The Blumhardts. Johann Christoph Blumhardt (1805– 1880) and his son Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt (1842–1919) were widely known German Lutheran * Caspar Braitmichel et al., The Chronicle of the Hutterian Brethren, vol. 1 (Das große Geschichtbuch der Hutterischen Brüder, compiled 1565–1665; published in English 1987). Jakob Hutter, Brotherly Faithfulness (letters 1530–1535; published in English 1979). Peter Riedemann, Account of Our Religion, Doctrine, and Faith (Rechen- schafft unserer Religion, Leer und Glaubens, ca. 1540–1542; published in English 1950). Ulrich Stadler, “The Living Word” and other writings (ca. 1530–1540; published 1938 in Glaubenszeugnisse oberdeutscher Taufgesinnter, vol. 1). Peter Walpot, The Great Article Book (Großes Artikelbuch, ca. 1577; Articles 1, 3, and 4 published in English 1992, 1957, and 2009).