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Pietism
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Contemporary scholars characterize Continental Pietism, along with its sibling, Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, as the most significant movement of religious renewal in Protestantism since the Reformation. Arising in the 17th century in the context of a perceived failure to realize the promise of the Reformation in terms of reforming and renewing Christian life as well as doctrine, Pietism pressed for the individualization and interiorization …

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Brecht, Martin and Lindberg, Carter, “Pietism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.101>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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