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

Announcements of Interest

The following are H-Pietism announcements of interest.

Call for Papers/Articles

 

New Publication: Whitmer, The Halle Orphanage as Scientific Community

New publication of interest to Pietism Studies:

The Halle Orphanage as Scientific Community: Observation, Eclecticism, and Pietism in the Early Enlightenment
by Kelly Joan Whitmer
The University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 9780226243771, Cloth $40.00
http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/H/bo19804447.html

New book: German Religious Women in Late Ottoman Beirut. Competing Missions. Leiden: Brill 2015

Dear list members,

I am happy to announce the publication of my book German Religious Women in Late Ottoman Beirut. Competing Missions. Leiden: Brill 2015 which is concerned with the history of childhood and education in a missionary context. 

http://www.brill.com/products/book/german-religious-women-late-ottoman-beirut

Sincerely,

Julia Hauser

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

Author: 
Douglas H. Shantz
Reviewer: 
Denise D. Kettering Lane

Kettering Lane on Shantz, 'An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe'


Douglas H. Shantz. An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. xviii + 490 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0830-9; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-0831-6.

Reviewed by Denise D. Kettering Lane (Bethany Theological Seminary)
Published on H-Pietism (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Peter James Yoder

Introducing Pietism

Author: 
Leland Ferguson
Reviewer: 
Scott Rohrer

Rohrer on Ferguson, 'God's Fields: Landscape, Religion, and Race in Moravian Wachovia'


Leland Ferguson. God's Fields: Landscape, Religion, and Race in Moravian Wachovia. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011. xx + 276 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3748-6.

Reviewed by Scott Rohrer
Published on H-Pietism (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Jared S. Burkholder

Unearthing Evidence about Moravians and Race