What Pietism Is Good For

Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, Angels, Worms, and BogeysThis actually came out a week before this blog started, so I didn’t include it in my links wrap-up yesterday, but check out this brief essay from Matt Jenson recommending Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom’s short book, Angels, Worms, and Bogeys: The Christian Ethic of Pietism. Agreeing with Clifton-Soderstrom that (Hallensian) Pietists were not world-denying moralizers, Jenson concludes, “It seems, then, that Pietists’ witness to Paul’s conviction that setting our minds on things above is precisely the way to go about doing good in the world.”


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