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Communal Diversity In Radical German Pietism: Contrasting Notions Of Community In Conrad Bröske And Johann Henrich Reitz

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This study investigates notions of Christian community among Radical German Pietists, or Philadelphians, in the Wetterau in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, with particular focus on Conrad Bröske and Johann Henrich Reitz.The present study examines both the experiences and reflections of the two men on the issue of Christian community in order to bring some nuance to previous assumptions of a uniform "separatist" ecclesiology among radical German Pietists. One characteristic of Bröske as a Court Preacher was his rejection of separatism and his affirmation of the parish church, a significant position for a Pietist of Philadelphian persuasion to take. Bröske's approach to Christian renewal was to give new life to old forms, not to abolish them outright. On issues of the parish church and non-separatism, he was conservative; in his Philadelphian eschatology, he was radical.

Keywords: Conrad Bröske; Johann Henrich Reitz; Philadelphian eschatology; Pietist of Philadelphian; Radical German Pietists



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