Introduction to German Pietism Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe

ISBN-10: 1421408317

ISBN-13: 9781421408316

Edition: 2013

Authors: Douglas H. Shantz, Peter C. Erb

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An Introduction to German Pietism provides a scholarly investigation of a movement that changed the history of Protestantism. The Pietists can be credited with inspiring both Evangelicalism and modern individualism.Taking into account new discoveries in the field, Douglas H. Shantz focuses on features of Pietism that made it religiously and culturally significant. He discusses the social and religious roots of Pietism in earlier German Radicalism and situates Pietist beginnings in three cities: Frankfurt, Leipzig, and Halle. Shantz also examines the cultural worlds of the Pietists, including Pietism and gender, Pietists as readers and translators of the Bible, and Pietists as missionaries to the far reaches of the world. He not only considers Pietism's role in shaping modern western religion and culture but also reflects on the relevance of the Pietist religious paradigm of today.The first survey of German Pietism in English in forty years, An Introduction to German Pietism provides a narrative interpretation of the movement as a whole. The book's accessible tone and concise portrayal of an extensive and complex subject make it ideal for courses on early modern Christianity and German history. The book includes appendices with translations of German primary sources and discussion questions.
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
Foreword, by Peter C. Erb
Introduction: Issues in Defining and Describing the Pietist Movement
The Setting and Inspiration for German Pietism
German Radicalism and Orthodox Lutheran Reform
The Thirty Years War, Seventeenth-Century Calvinism, and Reformed Pietism
A Tale of Three Cities
Beginnings of Lutheran Pietism in Frankfurt, 1670 to 1684
Conventicles and Conflicts in Leipzig and the Second Wave, 1684 to 1694
Halle Pietism and Universal Social Reform, 1695 to 1727
The Social and Cultural Worlds of German Pietism
Radical German Pietism in Europe and North America
Pietism and Gender
Pietism and the Bible
Pietism, World Christianity, and Missions to South India and Labrador
Pietism and Modernity
The Contribution of German Pietism to the Modern World
Conclusion. Reflecting on the Cultural and Religious Legacy of German Pietism
Sources in Translation
Translation of Georg Heinrich Neubauer's "183 Questions" (1697)
Discussion Questions
Student Members of the Leipzig Circle of Pietists in the Late 1680s
Bibliographies and Further Reading
Index of Persons and Places
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