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

Call for Participants - "Translingual Pietism" - OIEAHC: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas - June 2-5, 2016

I am seeking additional participants for a pre-approved panel, "Translingual Pietism," at the conference "Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas" next June 2-5, 2016, in Washington, DC, and College Park, MD. The conference is supported by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. More information about the conference may be found here: http://oieahc.wm.edu/conferences/supported/translation/index.html

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Roland Lehmann
Reviewer: 
Sabine Hübner

Hübner on Lehmann, 'Die Transformation des Kirchenbegriffs in der Frühaufklärung'


Roland Lehmann. Die Transformation des Kirchenbegriffs in der Frühaufklärung. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. xi + 428 pp. EUR 79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-16-152373-1.

Reviewed by Sabine Hübner (Institut für Evangelische Theologie, Universität Oldenburg)
Published on H-Pietism (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

The Transformation of Conceptions of the Church in the Early Enlightenment

Author: 
Wolfgang Breul, Jan Carsten Schnurr, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen Morgan

Morgan on Breul and Schnurr, 'Geschichtsbewusstsein und Zukunftserwartung in Pietismus und Erweckungsbewegung'


Wolfgang Breul, Jan Carsten Schnurr, eds. Geschichtsbewusstsein und Zukunftserwartung in Pietismus und Erweckungsbewegung. Göttingen: Vandehoeck & Rupprecht, 2013. 378 pages. EUR 84.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-525-55842-3.

Reviewed by Stephen Morgan (University of Notre Dame)
Published on H-Pietism (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

Crisis, Hope, and Eschatology in Pietism and the Awakening Movement

Author: 
Roger E. Olson, Christian T. Collins Winn
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Pietrenka

Pietrenka on Olson and Collins Winn, 'Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition'


Roger E. Olson, Christian T. Collins Winn. Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015. xiii + 190 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8028-6909-8.

Reviewed by Benjamin Pietrenka (University of California, Santa Cruz (History Dept.))
Published on H-Pietism (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

Reclaiming Pietism

Author: 
Patrick M. Erben
Reviewer: 
Denise D. Kettering Lane

Kettering Lane on Erben, 'A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania'


Patrick M. Erben. A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. xvi + 335 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3557-9.

Reviewed by Denise D. Kettering Lane (Bethany Theological Seminary)
Published on H-Pietism (October, 2014)
Commissioned by Jared S. Burkholder