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Angels, Worms, and Bogeys: The Christian Ethic of Pietism - download pdf or read online

By Michelle A. Clifton-Soderstrom

ISBN-10: 1498211925

ISBN-13: 9781498211925

ISBN-10: 1606080415

ISBN-13: 9781606080412

From their theological and devotional writings to their social and ecclesial practices, the fathers and moms of Pietism boldly declared the moral spirit of the Christian religion. This seventeenth-century renewal move encouraged an easy Christian ethic by means of connecting Christian personality with the theological virtues of religion, desire, and love. They sought to domesticate those virtues by means of analyzing Scripture jointly, empowering the typical priesthood of believers, and fascinating in social and ecclesial reform towards the top of spreading the gospel. Pietism introduced jointly religion and lifestyles, observe and deed, and piety and social reform in attempt to come again to the fundamental trust within the strength of God's notice to engender religion and to remodel human lifestyles. This publication celebrates Pietism's contribution by means of telling the tales of 3 early figures--Philipp Jakob Spener, Johanna Eleonora Petersen, and August Hermann Francke--as they attended to problems with category, gender, poverty, and schooling throughout the lens of scripture. as well as clarifying what historians name "one of the least understood activities within the heritage of Christianity," this ebook demanding situations a non secular tradition that juxtaposes religion and social motion, and it rehabilitates the Pietist background and its important position within the start of Evangelicalism.

"If residing totally and faithfully as fans of Christ this day in shiny neighborhood concerns to you, learn this publication. Angels, Worms, and Bogeys not just faithfully illuminates the previous, it additionally paints an image of what a loyal destiny will seem like for the church; alive in Christ, situated at the observe, empowering the full humans of God to dwell Christ incarnate in our global this day. This engagingly written and hugely available quantity vividly captures a far ignored, usually misunderstood, yet vitally important interval in church history."
--Donn Engebretson
Vice-President of the Evangelical Covenant Church

"This primer at the social ethics of Pietism is lengthy late and such a lot welcome. Many Protestant traditions, in addition to streams of Catholicism and Judaism, stay formed via the natural mutuality of head, center, and fingers, demonstrating Pietism's modern relevance. the center of Pietism-the glory of God and the nice of one's neighbor-is common to non secular event and a lived religion. Clifton-Soderstrom writes boldly and compassionately as one rooted within the physique of Christ, the Church."
--Philip J. Anderson
Professor of Church History
North Park Theological Seminary

Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom is Assistant Professor of Theology & Ethics at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. She has released in magazine of drugs and Philosophy, Political Theology, and The Covenant Companion.

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