Cookies Policy
X

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

Introduction Pietism And Community In Europe And North America

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 introductory chapter provides an overview of the key themes discussed in the chapters of this book. As one of the most important renewal movements to emerge in early modern Protestantism, Pietism reordered the way that many Protestants conceptualized the religious dimensions of community from the most basic unit of the family and marriage to Utopian communal societies and quasi-monastic orders. Hartmut Lehmann described the development of Pietist practices of community as occurring in an ongoing tension between segregation from the "children of the world" and the formation of new communities of committed Christians. Lehmann emphasizes the importance of these new communities in forging new traditions and identities that are peculiar to Pietist movements. The essays in this volume represent the diverse ways in which Pietists struggled with the tension between Absonderung and neue Gemeinschaft in the Atlantic world during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.

Keywords: modern Protestantism; pietism; Utopian communal societies

10.1163/ej.9789004186361.i-368.6
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004186361.i-368.6
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

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