Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Communities Of Pietists As Challenge And As Opportunity In The Oldworld And The New

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on the Lutheran territorial churches that had been organized in Luther's lifetime and in the decades after he had passed away. The world of continental Lutheranism consisted of three hierarchical levels. The Pietists challenged the way of life and the way of doing business in all three of these levels. In particular, at Halle new social forms were combined with a systematic way of providing professional training. Significant differences existed between Pietist group formation in the Old World and in the New World. Pietist group formation and Pietist group dynamics in the Old World were influenced, very often hindered, and in many cases even prevented by church and state actions. Certainly, in the New World Pietists did not experience repressions by church and state similar to the ones they had to suffer in the Old World.

Keywords: Halle; Lutheran territorial churches; New World Pietists



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Pietism and Community in Europe and North America, 1650-1850 — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation