2 thoughts on “Now for Kindle

  1. The ebook sample reveals your book to be scholarly and perhaps a notch too academic for the lay pastor who likes to read challenging popular books. Ben Witherington has a good series and the prices are reasonable (for the older books). Although he is a Methodist I don’t remember him saying anything about pietitism in the ones I have read. If any Lutherans are writing at that level, I have not discovered them yet.

    Can you recommend an author who writes from a pietistic perspective, with the content pitched at about the same level as Witherington, Borg, Hornton or Ray Brown?

    1. I’m not sure when it will come out, Jim, but I believe that Roger Olson is working on a book of this type on Pietism. (He has a chapter in the Pietist Impulse volume unpacking some “myths” about Pietism.) In the meantime, he occasionally writes about Pietism at his blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson. Or you could watch video of his talks on Pietism at Luther Seminary from earlier this year: https://pietistschoolman.com/2011/11/15/roger-olson-on-pietism.

      Some concise English-language introductions to classical Pietism are Dale Brown’s Understanding Pietism and two biographies put out by Covenant Press that I think are still in print: K. James Stein’s on Spener, and Gary Sattler’s on Francke. Also, Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom has a 100-page introduction to Pietist ethics that came out not long ago from Wipf & Stock.

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