Tradition and History of the
Early Churches of Christ
In Central Europe

Written by Dr. Hans Grimm
Translated by Dr. H. L. Schug

(originally published by Firm Foundation Publishing House)
(P. O. Box 610, Austin, Texas 78767)

Biographical Sketch Of The Author

     Hans Godwin Grimm, Kanalgasse 28, Biel (Switzerland), was born at Sablon-lez-Metz, Lorraine, son of the late Gustaf Grim.  He was married July 9, 1948, to Ilse Hildegard Kohler of Leipzig, Germany.

     His publications include Djinnistan (Lorch, 1918); Islamische Mystik (Dusseldorf, 1919); Sturmvolk (Leoben, 1920); Ludendorff (Hamburg, 1921); Die junge Republik (Konigsberg, 1924); Der ostpreussische Bauernkrieg (Konigsberg, 1925); Das Raesel des Chassidismus (Bin., 1931); Anglo-Israel und die verlorenen Staemme (Bin., 1932); and Der Weg der Gemeinden Christi (Mannheim, 1958).

     He was baptized as a scion of one of the oldest Christian families in Central Europe at the age of 17 in the Hanau pond in Alsatia.  He attended college in Strassburg, and started preaching while inscribed in the universities of Koningsberg, Hamburg and Riga.  Lic. Comparative Religion Science and doing research work for a history of the churches of Christ in Central Europe.

     In 1933 he was placed in a Nazi concentration camp in Germany for illegal preaching in Anhalt, Germany.  His first library and manuscript were confiscated in 1934, and his second library and manuscript were bombed out in 1944 in Leipzig.  In 1946-48 he served as professor in the Teachers’ College in Leipzig. In October 1948, he was arrested by the Communists for illegal preaching, serving a four-year term in the Red prisons of Leipzig, Waldheim and Graefentonna.  He escaped to Berlin in December 1952, and from 1953 to 1955 was a lecturer of the Evangelical Academy in Kassel.

     At his first contact with the brethern from the United States (Roy Palmer and Otis Gatewood), Herr Grimm was recognized as a member of the churches of Christ.  He served congregations at Kaiserslautern and Mannheim, Germany, and since May 1963, at Biel, Switzerland, under the supervision of the elders of Trinity Heights Church of Christ in Dallas.


The Church Of Christ

The Sects

The Course Of The Church Through The Centuries
350 to 800 AD
800 to 1071 AD
1071 to 1143 AD
1143 to 1400 AD
1400 to 1800 AD
1800 to 1955 (Seed In Good Soil)


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