…the publication by Wipf & Stock of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (Princeton Theological Monographs Series), edited by Christian Collins Winn, G.W. Carlson, Eric Holst, and myself. You can find it on Amazon, but save yourself some money and go straight to the publisher for a 20% discount.
I’m going to start a series in a week or two highlighting selected chapters in the collection, but to whet your appetite…
The Pietist Impulse in Christianity features:
- Prefaces by Peter Erb, author of Pietists, Protestants, and Mysticism and co-editor of The Pietists: Selected Writings, and Jay Barnes, president of Bethel University (which hosted the original research conference from which the book derives), plus an editors’ introduction that frames the “Pietist impulse” as a response to the evergreen question “What is Pietism?” (Was ist Pietismus?) and, in part, situates it in the context of American evangelicalism.
- Cover art from Bethel art professor Dale Johnson; I’ve already discussed his beautiful carving of “The Burning Heart” in an earlier post.
- Contributions from: Roger Olson on myths about Pietism; Emilie Griffin on devotional practices as the basis for Christian unity; Dick Pierard on Pietist contributions to Protestant missions; Shirley Mullen on John Wesley’s ‘strangely warmed’ perspective on education; Douglas Shantz on alchemy and conversion; Jonathan Strom on the common priesthood; Thomas Buchan on Wesley and the “Constantinian fall”; Christoffer Grundmann on medical missions; Kyle Roberts on Søren Kierkegaard; Gracia Grindal on bride mysticism; Glen Scorgie on the Swiss missionary Henriette Feller; James D. Smith III on Gottfried Arnold’s Non-Partisan Church History (English translation of that text included); and Peter Heltzel on the Moravian roots of MLK’s “beloved community,” among others.