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  Pietism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism, as a distinct movement in the German Church, was then originated by Spener by religious meetings at his house (collegia pietatis) at which he repeated his sermons, expounded passages of the New Testament, and induced those present to join in conversation on religious questions that arose.
Pietism is considered the major influence that lead to the creation of the "Evangelical Church of the Union" in Prussia in 1817.
Pietism was a major influence on John Wesley and others who began the Methodist movement in 18th century Great Britain, and modern American Methodists and members of the Holiness movement continue to be influenced by Spener and also the Moravian legacy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pietism   (1933 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pietism
Pietism is a movement within the ranks of Protestantism, originating in the reaction against time fruitless Protestant orthodoxy of the seventeenth century, and aiming at the revival of devotion and practical Christianity.
After the foundation of the University of Halle the campaign against Pietism was pursued with increased vigour by the orthodox Lutherans, notably Samuel Schelwig at Danzig, Valentin Alberti at Leipzig, and the theological faculty of Wittenberg, with Johann Deutschmann at its head.
Johann Salomo Semler, the father of rationalism, came from the Halle school of Pietism, and his appointment as professor of theology at the University of Halle in 1752 opened the way to the ascendancy of rationalism, against which the devout Pietists were as powerless as the representatives of Protestant orthodoxy.
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 The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IX: Petri - Reuchlin (pietism)
Pietism itself, however, was unswerving in its attitude, and all its branches retained the conviction that the converted Christian must exercise renunciation the points at issue.
The bond between the Pietism of the eighteenth and that of the nineteenth century was supplied by survivals of the older movement, by the Moravians, and by the Christentumsgesellschaft (see Christentumsgesellschaft, die Deutsche).
The Pietism of the nineteenth century may, however, be defined as that tendency in German Protestantism which represents the devotional type of the older Pietism, as well as its views of life and its attitude toward the world, so that it may be regarded as a continuation of the earlier school.
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/encyc09.pietism.html   (11170 words)

  
 Christos Yannaras-- Pietism as a Heresy
For pietism, salvation is not primarily the fact of the Church, the theanthropic "new creation" of the body of Christ, the mode of existence of its trinitarian prototype and the unity of the communion of persons.
Pietism is a heresy in the realm of ecclesiology: it undermines or actually denies the very truth of the Church, transferring the event of salvation from the ecclesial to the individual ethos, to piety divorced from the trinitarian mode of existence, from Christ's way of obedience.
Pietism is definitely not an autonomous phenomenon, independent of the historical and cultural conditions which have shaped western civilization over the last three centuries.
www.philthompson.net /pages/library/pietism.html   (5786 words)

  
 The Allure of Pietism
Pietism is a constant threat to the Gospel.
Pietism's emphasis on the fruits of faith (including the fruit of higher knowledge and superior spirituality) was actually an emphasis on man, not on Christ, not matter how much it hid beneath pious-sounding talk about Christ.
Rather the mark of Pietism is a confusion of justification and sanctification and of Law and Gospel.
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 Pietism - MTS Christian Education Gateway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism, as a German-Lutheran movement, lasted from late 1600's to the mid-1700's.
As a continuing movement, Pietism is defined as a movement toward individual renewal, as evidenced by unswerving loyalty to Scripture as the rule of faith and conduct, full and radical commitment to Christ, application of spiritual disciplines and "devotional aids." (Christian History p.3)
Eventually, many forms of Pietism led to a new "justification by works" and found little favor with the idea of a "church within the church," made up of "regenerated" individuals versus those who are mere Christians.
www.mts.edu /cegateway/pmwiki/index.php?n=Main.Pietism   (403 words)

  
 "Pietism" by Ronald Feuerhahn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism fostered a shift in epistemology, that is, how we "know" things, especially, but not limited to, the area of religion.
One of the chief characteristics of pietism as it took institutional form in Germany and Scandinavia was the conventicle, a small group of Christians who met apart from the regular worship of the congregation for Bible study, prayer, and mutual edification.
Pietism was not content with criticizing the orthodox institutional church and demanding the introduction of reforms.
www.issuesetc.org /resource/archives/feuerhhn.htm   (5805 words)

  
 Beggars All: Lutheranism vs. Pietism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism is also commonly known as “Reformed Theology” in Lutheran circles, and is the theology practiced by non-denominational churches, modern mega churches, Billy Graham-type enterprises and evangelism programs such as Kid’s Church and many tele-evangelists.
Pietism is the devil’s, the world’s and the flesh’s version of Christianity, and so all three of these powerful forces conspire against us as Lutherans who hold the true and complete Biblical faith.
Pietism leaves us hopeless in the face of sin, death and tragedy because it’s built on the foundation of man’s emotions and piety, both of which fade quickly in the wake of danger.
beggarsall.blogspot.com /2004/12/lutheranism-vs-pietism.html   (2864 words)

  
 The New White-Wine Pietists - by Craig Parton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism is cross-dressing in American Christian culture today in a way that would have been unthinkable to the pietists of twenty-five years ago.
Thus the cultural and social package in which pietism dresses in the 1990's is often dramatically different from that which initially arose in reaction to the Reformation of the six-teenth century.
Pietism devoured Lutheran orthodoxy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (it is generally agreed that Lutheran orthodoxy in Europe died for over seventy-five years with the death of J. Bach in 1750, an ardent foe of pietism in his day), and now casts its bulbous eyes toward the confessional orthodox churches of America.
www.mtio.com /articles/bissar111.htm   (2675 words)

  
 Piety and Pietism - Nick Trakakis - Theandros - An Online journal of Orthodox Christian Theology and Philosophy
For pietism, salvation is viewed in legalistic terms as a kind of justification, conferred on an individual because she has lived up to her religious duties and the moral commandments, thereby imitating the ‘virtues’ of Christ.
Pietism first rose to prominence within the Lutheran church under the leadership of Philipp Jakob Spener (1635-1705), quickly becoming a major reform movement during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (some Pietists, in fact, saw themselves as participating in the second phase of the Reformation).
Pietism has, for example, played a significant role in the economic development of western societies, and particularly in the birth and spread of capitalism in such societies.
www.theandros.com /pietism.html   (2923 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Pietism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PIETISM [Pietism], a movement in the Lutheran Church, most influential between the latter part of the 17th cent.
It was an effort to stir the church out of a settled attitude in which dogma and intellectual religion seemed to be supplanting the precepts of the Bible and religion of the heart.
Pietism earned a lasting place in the European intellectual tradition through its influence on such figures as Kant, Schleiermacher, and Kierkegaard.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Pietism.asp   (468 words)

  
 Evangelical Fundamentalism came from Pietism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism was the belief that one could have a one-on-one relationship with Christ in your heart, or something to that effect(correct me if I'm wrong, please).
Pietism (which literally means "the practice of godliness") was a distinnct movement within Reformed and Lutheran churches, and the only connection to Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism would be the critical importance of a genuine conversion experience.
Pietism began in the 17th century and was influential into the 19th century.
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 Pietism
With roots in Dutch precisionism and mysticism, pietism emerged in reaction to the formality of Lutheran orthodoxy.
The fact that pietism remained faithful to Scripture and that its subjectivity was controlled by Christian beliefs suggests that, whatever its relationship to the Enlightenment, it was not the primary source of the latter's skepticism or rationalism.
Yet insofar as the heart of pietism was captive to the gospel, it remained a source of distinctly Christian renewal.
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 Pietism at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism was a movement, in the Lutheran Church, lasting from the late-17th century to the mid-18th Century.
As a distinct movement Pietism had run its course before the middle of the 18th century; by its very individualism it had helped to prepare the way for another great movement, the illumination (Aufklarung), which was now to lead the won into new paths.
Yet Pietism could claim to have contribute largely to the revival of Biblical studies in Germany, and to have made religion once more an affair of the heart and the life, an not merely of the intellect.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Pietism.html   (1434 words)

  
 Doing Philosophy As a Pietist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism was developed and given a place in academia by the work of August Hermann Francke (1663-1727), Spener's disciple.
Pietism might succinctly be characterized as an emphasis upon religion of the heart, experiential faith, nonetheless founded upon the Bible.
Therefore, Pietism benefits the philosopher by providing a spiritual context where one is challenged not to be content with a merely formal grasp of Christian doctrine.
www.efn.org /~ssb/papers/pietist.htm   (3716 words)

  
 European Origin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was a logical outgrowth of a religious populace that was exhausted of both war and the insensitivity of church leadership; a clergy that physically enforced attendance at worship and obeisance before dignitaries.
Pietism was birthed in Germany through spiritual pioneers who wanted a deeper emotional experience rather than a preset adherence to form (no matter how genuine).
Much earlier, his father Count Gustav had married a French Huguenot daughter, and some Huguenots fled to Wittgenstein at the invitation of Gustav when the Edit of Nantes, a guarantee of tolerance to French protestants was repealed by Louis XIV in 1685.
www.cob-net.org /europe.htm   (8071 words)

  
 Liturgy and Pietism: Then and Now
Pietism's reliance on a selected slice of the early Luther to the exclusion of his later sacramental writings is overlooked.
We observe in pietism a shift from congregation to conventicle that is not unlike the "meta church" emphasis of recent memory.
The subjectivity of pietism can be seen in Francke's reshaping of the confirmation rite as he omits the Apostles' Creed as the form of confession, and in its place as the confirmands express their faith in their own words - a practice has also been encouraged by some in Lutheran circles today.
www.ctsfw.edu /academics/faculty/pless/LiturgyPietism.htm   (5120 words)

  
 Issue #3: Morgan excerpts
Pietism is a way of life that can be found in many spiritual traditions, a religion of the heart that most church historians believe arose in the Protestantism of Europe during the last decades of the seventeenth century....
Churchly Pietism’s reforms were directed toward the reform of, and not separation from, the church; the goal was to continue and renew Luther’s Reformation.
It is at this point of "private interpretation" that later critics of Pietism insisted that it led to the dissolution of church authority and the notion of individualism.
www.quaker.org /quest/issue3-2.html   (4010 words)

  
 Pietism - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Pietism, originally, a German Lutheran reform movement of the 17th and 18th centuries which emphasized individual conversion, “living faith,” and...
By the 1670s in Germany a movement called Pietism developed in reaction to the intellectualism of orthodoxy.
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 Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hence Pietism, with a deep distrust of the Church of the theologians, to which – this is characteristic of it – it still belonged officially, began to gather the adherents of the praxis pietatis in conventicles removed from the world.
On the other hand, the development of German Pietism from a Lutheran basis, with which the names of Spener, Francke, and Zinzendorf are connected, led away from the doctrine of predestination.
The Pietism of the Continent of Europe and the Methodism of the Anglo-Saxon peoples are, considered both in their content of ideas and their historical significance, secondary movements.
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/weber/protestant-ethic/ch04a.htm   (6377 words)

  
 Pietism and Mission: Lutheran Millennialismin the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries - by Lawrence Rast Jr.
Pietism and Mission: Lutheran Millennialismin the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries - by Lawrence Rast Jr.
While the term "pietism" has its roots in the seventeenth century, it was in the middle nineteenth century that historians became seriously interested in the historical development of pietism as a movement.
He identified Johann Arndt as the proto-pietist or the grandfather of pietism, and the movement's official beginning was dated to the publication of Philip Spener's Pia Desideria in 1675.
www.mtio.com /articles/bissar105.htm   (7607 words)

  
 Bunnie Diehl: If you don't like it, just go away: Pietism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pietism is making our love for God the main focus of Christianity, instead of His love for us.
Historically, the word "Pietism" refers to the kind that denigrates doctrine in favor of devotion, but contemporary Pietists quite often feel the need to learn this or that "secret of Christian living"--some new illuminating interpretation, or prayer of special value, that will help them live triumphantly (think: _The Prayer of Jabez_).
Pietism is more about putting the right things in the wrong order than it is about the wrong things.
bunniediehl.worldmagblog.com /bunniediehl/archives/012226.html   (9799 words)

  
 Studies in Brethren Pietism
In 1702, Hochmann was incarcerated in the prison of Detmold castle for his Pietistic activities, with a condition of his release being to articulate his religious beliefs in a formal written statement to his jailor.
His father was an elder in the Reformed Church and briefly served as mayor of Schriesheim in 1690 and 1696; and when he died in 1706, the mill was bequeathed to Alexander and his brother John Philip.
Greatly influenced by Pietism, Alexander extended an invitation to Hochmann to come and minister in Schriesheim, who then used Mack's property for Pietist meetings.
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