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

CEHS Travel and Research Grants, Deadline Extended

 

CEHS Travel and Research Grants

Extended Deadline: 1 February, 2016

     The Central European History Society (CEHS) seeks applications from North American doctoral candidates (ABD) and recent PhDs (up to three years after completion of degree) in Central European history for travel and research grants up to $4,500. Funds are intended to support dissertation research and follow-up research, and may be used on travel between 1 April and 31 December 2016.

CFP: 2016 BETHLEHEM CONFERENCE ON MORAVIAN HISTORY AND MUSIC

CALL FOR PAPERS

FIFTH BETHLEHEM CONFERENCE ON MORAVIAN HISTORY AND MUSIC

OCTOBER 27-30, 2016

This conference explores Moravian history and music from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia. We are now accepting proposals for papers, panels or lecture recitals on any topic related to Moravian history and music but special consideration will be given to the following themes:

Follow-up from Atlanta

Many thanks to those of you who made it to the PSG/H-Pietism session at the AHA last week. We had a great time discussing Paul Peucker’s book on the Moravian Sifting Time. Gerald MacDonald, Ben Marschke, and Felicity Jensz provided excellent commentary, and of course Paul brought his specialized knowledge of the subject.

Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Christopher Gehrz, ed.
Reviewer: 
William Ringenberg

Ringenberg on Gehrz, 'The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons'


Christopher Gehrz, ed. The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2015. 240 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8308-4071-7.

Reviewed by William Ringenberg (Taylor University, History Department)
Published on H-Pietism (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

Heart Religion No Less than Head Religion

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