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The Pietist Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Carter Lindberg (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-77681-0
304 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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A comprehensive introduction to the Pietist theologians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Puritan England, Pietist Europe and Colonial America.

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the Pietist theologians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • Demonstrates the influence that Pietism had on the religious, cultural and social life of the time.
  • Explores the lasting effects Pietism has had on modern theology and modern culture.
  • Presents both Protestant and Catholic theologians in Puritan England, Pietist Europe and Colonial America.
  • Focuses on women as well as men.
  • Features up-to-date research and commentary by an international group of leading scholars.
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Acknowledgments.

Notes on Contributors.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction: Carter Lindberg.

1. Johann Arndt (1555-1621): Johannes Wallmann (Ruhr-Universität).

2. William Perkins (1558-1602): Raymond Blacketer.

3. Lewis Bayly (?-1631) and Richard Baxter (1615-1691): Carl Trueman (Westminster Theological Seminary).

4. Paul Gerhardt (c. 1607-1676): Christian Bunners (Historischen Kommission zur Erforschung des Pietismus).

5. Philip Jakob Spener (1635-1705): K. James Stein (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary).

6. August Hermann Francke (1663-1727): Markus Matthias (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg).

7. Cotton Mather (1663-1728): Richard Lovelace (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary).

8. Jane Ward Leade (1624-1704) and the Philadelphians: Donald Durnbaugh (Bethany Theological Seminary).

9. Johanna Eleonora Petersen (1644-1724): Martin H. Jung (University of Osnabrück).

10. Madame Guyon (1648-1717): Patricia A. Ward (Vanderbilt University).

11. Gottfried Arnold (1666-1714) : Peter C. Erb (Wilfrid Laurier University).

12. Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769): Hansgünter Ludewig.

13. Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) : Peter Vogt.

14. Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687-1752): Hermann Ehmer (University of Tübingen).

15. Friedrich Christoph Oetinger (1702-1782): Martin Weyer-Menkoff (Institut für Theologie und Religionspädagogik, Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd).

16. John Wesley (1703-1791): David Hempton (Boston University).

Glossary.

Index

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Carter Lindberg is Professor of Church History Emeritus at Boston University School of Theology. He is the author or editor of numerous publications, including The Reformation Theologians (2001), The European Reformations Sourcebook (2000) and The European Reformations (1996), all published by Blackwell Publishing.
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  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the Pietist theologians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
  • Demonstrates the influence that Pietism had on the religious, cultural and social life of the time
  • Explores the lasting effects Pietism has had on modern theology and modern culture
  • Presents both Protestant and Catholic theologians in Puritan England, Pietist Europe and Colonial America
  • Focuses on women as well as men
  • Features up-to-date research and commentary by an international group of leading scholars.
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"A good introduction to a study of this period which is so rich in writings on Christian living." Reformed Theological Journal <!--end-->

"In all, this is a superb collection of essays that will become indispensable for teaching Pietism and Protestantism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is the best introduction to Pietism in English available today." Lutheran Quarterly

“A most valuable resource for the study of Pietism, which brings out its international, cross-cultural and many-sided influence on Protestant Christianity.” Theology

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