H-Pietism promotes the academic study of Pietism, broadly defined. We welcome all interested scholars studying Pietism as an early modern religious movement in Europe (particularly Germany) and North America, as well as the many churches and religious communities, worldwide, which are descended from the Pietist and evangelical movements of the eighteenth century.

Recent Discussions

H/Soz/Kult Review: Marschke on B. Becker-Cantarino, Migration and Religion

Benjamin Marschke, History, Humboldt State University

This book resulted from a conference in 2011 that compared German transatlantic migrations, specifically Pietist/Moravian missions in the eighteenth century, and the migration of Muslims, especially Turks, to contemporary Germany.

Call for Papers: The Feminine Mystic: American Prophetesses and the Politics of Religious Experience (June 9-11, 2017)

The Feminine Mystic:

American Prophetesses and the Politics of Religious Experience

June 9-11, 2017

Hosted by:  Bard College at Simon's Rock and Shaker Museum / Mount Lebanon

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Douglas Shantz, ed.
Reviewer: 
Christian Collins Winn

Collins Winn on Shantz, 'A Companion to German Pietism, 1660-1800'


Douglas Shantz, ed. A Companion to German Pietism, 1660-1800. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 585 pp. $223.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-22609-8.

Reviewed by Christian Collins Winn (Bethel University)
Published on H-Pietism (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

Author: 
Matthias Paul
Reviewer: 
Gerald MacDonald

MacDonald on Paul, 'Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen als Theologe des hallischen Pietismus'


Matthias Paul. Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen als Theologe des hallischen Pietismus. Hallesche Forschungen Series. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014. viii + 512 pp. EUR 68.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-447-10106-6.

Reviewed by Gerald MacDonald (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Pietism (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen as Theologian of Halle Pietism

Author: 
Paul Peucker
Reviewer: 
Alexander Schunka

Schunka on Peucker, 'A Time of Sifting: Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century'


Paul Peucker. A Time of Sifting: Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2015. 264 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-06643-1.

Reviewed by Alexander Schunka (Freie Universität Berlin)
Published on H-Pietism (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety

Author: 
Holger Zaunstöck, Andreas Gestrich, Thomas J. Müller-Bahlke, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nikolas Schröder

Schröder on Zaunstöck and Gestrich and Müller-Bahlke, 'London und das Hallesche Waisenhaus: Eine Kommunikationsgeschichte im 18. Jahrhundert'


Holger Zaunstöck, Andreas Gestrich, Thomas J. Müller-Bahlke, eds. London und das Hallesche Waisenhaus: Eine Kommunikationsgeschichte im 18. Jahrhundert. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014. viii + 182 pp. $44.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-447-10259-9.

Reviewed by Nikolas Schröder (Franckesche Stiftungen)
Published on H-Pietism (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder