Preliminary Editorial Remarks
Our task is to edit the letters of Philipp Jakob Spener and to present them with academic commentary. We have made numerous editorial decisions, and have compiled regulations as a recommended strategy. On this basis, some texts were accepted, and others excluded from the Edition. The accepted letters are presented in a fixed form and the means of transmission and its provenance are described.
Some texts are reproduced from a manuscript, others from a print. Orthography and Punctuation follow standard recommendations for an edition of Early Modern texts.
A Text-Critical Apparatus describes the variants in the origin of the letters and shows the variants arising in their transmission.