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

2018 Dr. Liselotte Kirchner Scholarship Programme at the Franckeschen Foundations

Dr. Liselotte Kirchner Scholarship Programme
The scholarship programme is intended for research on and in the Francke Foundations. It serves to expand and deepen the body of knowledge of its history from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries and to formulate new research questions. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide access to hand-written and printed sources available in the Foundations’ Archive and Library.

CALL FOR EDITORS: H-Pietism

H-Pietism is issuing a call for list and review editors. It is seeking interested scholars of Pietism, who are well acquainted with the field of study. Both editorial roles are great opportunities to stay in contact with fellow scholars and be involved with current activities in the field.

Among possible list editor responsibilities are maintaining consistent discussions on scholarly opportunities in the Pietism Studies, cultivating a forum and exchange of information and ideas, and expanding H-Pietism’s activities in directions appropriate to the online forum and field of study.

CEHS Rosenberg Book Prize

The Central European History Society (CEHS) solicits nominations for the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize.  This annual prize honors the best book in central European history published in English by permanent residents of North America. This year’s award considers books with an imprint of 2016

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Hermann Wellenreuther, Thomas Müller-Bahlke, A. Gregg Roeber, eds.
Reviewer: 
Philippa Koch

Koch on Wellenreuther and Müller-Bahlke and Roeber, 'The Transatlantic World of Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg in the Eighteenth Century'


Hermann Wellenreuther, Thomas Müller-Bahlke, A. Gregg Roeber, eds. The Transatlantic World of Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg in the Eighteenth Century. Hallesche Forschungen Series. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2013. Illustrations, tables. 445 pp. $106.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-447-06963-2.

Reviewed by Philippa Koch (Missouri State University)
Published on H-Pietism (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

Author: 
Jennifer Farooq
Reviewer: 
Tim R. Woolley

Woolley on Farooq, 'Preaching in Eighteenth-Century London'


Jennifer Farooq. Preaching in Eighteenth-Century London. Studies in Modern British Religious History. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2013. 360 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-871-5.

Reviewed by Tim R. Woolley (Cliff College)
Published on H-Pietism (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

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