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

Central European History Society (CEHS) Election

 

Central European History Society (CEHS).

Election Ballot.

The Central European History Society (CEHS) announces the election of one board member and one vice president-elect, and a referendum on new bylaws.

 

The board member will serve for three years, 2017-2020. 

The vice president-elect will serve four years, 2017-2021:  one year each as vice president-elect, vice president, president, and former president. 

 

Nominations for vice president-elect: 

Shelley Baranowski

Call for Applicants: The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization

Currently calling applicants for 5 PhD projects:

The ITN “The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization” is a research collaboration between 6 universities and 9 non-academic partner organizations across Europe. The project will trace the historical roots and transformations of the modern conception of humans as dignified and free beings, especially as met with in theological and philosophical traditions.

Recent Reviews

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

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