Pietism in Germany and North America 1680–1820 by Hartmut Lehmann,James Van Horn Melton,Jonathan Strom

By Hartmut Lehmann,James Van Horn Melton,Jonathan Strom

This assortment explores diversified ways to contextualizing and conceptualizing the background of Pietism, really Pietistic teams who migrated from principal Europe to the British colonies in North the US throughout the lengthy eighteenth century. rising in German talking lands in the course of the 17th century, Pietism was once heavily regarding Puritanism, sharing comparable evangelical and heterogeneous features. disenchanted with the validated Lutheran and Reformed church buildings, Pietists sought to revivify Christianity via godly dwelling, biblical devotion, millennialism and the institution of recent types of non secular organization. As Pietism represents a various set of impulses instead of a centrally prepared circulate, there have been necessarily basic alterations among Pietist teams, and those adjustments - and conflicts - have been carried with those who emigrated to the hot global. the significance of Pietism in shaping Protestant society and tradition in Europe and North the US has lengthy been famous, yet as a subject of scholarly inquiry, it has earlier obtained little interdisciplinary cognizance. delivering essays by way of major students from a number fields, this quantity presents an interdisciplinary assessment of the topic. starting with discussions in regards to the definition of Pietism, the gathering subsequent appears on the social, political and cultural dimensions of Pietism in German-speaking Europe. this is often then through a piece investigating the makes an attempt by means of German Pietists to set up new, religiously-based groups in North the USA. the gathering concludes with discussions on new instructions in Pietist learn. jointly those essays aid situate Pietism within the broader Atlantic context, making an enormous contribution to figuring out spiritual lifestyles in Europe and colonial North the USA in the course of the eighteenth century.

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