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Pietism
(1,791 words)

Determination of the Concept

1. ‘Pietism’ (from Lat. pietas, ‘devotion’) is an umbrella concept for intra-church devotional and renewal movements in → Protestantism. It especially denotes a movement of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Germany and certain neighboring countries. Its aim was a religious interiorization of the → Reformatio…

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Bochinger, Christoph, “Pietism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 04 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00343>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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