The Pietist Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries / Edition 1

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"This introduction to the Pietist theologians demonstrates the influence that this movement had on the religious, cultural, and social life of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and examines its lasting effects on modern culture and modern theology. Written by an international group of leading scholars, the book explores the transconfessional and transnational aspects of Pietism, considering the contribution of both Protestant and Catholic theologians in Puritan England, Pietist Europe, and Colonial America." Each chapter focuses on a particular theologian, from Arndt to Wesley, and incorporates up-to-date research and commentary. Comprehensive yet accessible, this is the ideal introduction to the study of this core theological movement.
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"A good introduction to a study of this period which is so rich in writings on Christian living." Reformed Theological Journal

"In all, this is a superb collection of essays that will become indispensable for teaching Pietism and Protestantism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is the best introduction to Pietism in English available today." Lutheran Quarterly

“A most valuable resource for the study of Pietism, which brings out its international, cross-cultural and many-sided influence on Protestant Christianity.” Theology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631235200
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/6/2004
  • Series: Great Theologians Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Carter Lindberg is Professor of Church History Emeritus at Boston University School of Theology. He is the author or editor of numerous publications, including The Reformation Theologians (2001), The European Reformations Sourcebook (2000) and The European Reformations (1996), all published by Blackwell Publishing.
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Table of Contents

1 Johann Arndt (1555-1621) 21
2 William Perkins (1558-1602) 38
3 Lewis Bayly (d. 1631) and Richard Baxter (1615-1691) 52
4 Paul Gerhardt (c. 1607-1676) 68
5 Philipp Jakob Spener (1635-1705) 84
6 August Hermann Francke (1663-1727) 100
7 Cotton Mather (1663-1728) 115
8 Jane Ward Leade (1624-1704) and the Philadelphians 128
9 Johanna Eleonora Petersen (1644-1724) 147
10 Madame Guyon (1648-1717) 161
11 Gottfried Arnold (1666-1714) 175
12 Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769) 190
13 Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) 207
14 Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687-1752) 224
15 Friedrich Christoph Oetinger (1702-1782) 239
16 John Wesley (1703-1791) 256
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