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I. Church History

1. Germany and Europe

a. Definition.

Pietism was a religious revival movement in late 17th- and 18th-century Protestantism (I, 1), alongside Anglo-Saxon Puritanism (Puritans) the most significant post-Reformation religious movement. Emerging within both the Lutheran and the Reformed churches, Pietism broke with orthodox Protestantism regulated by the authorities, which it perceive…

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Wallmann, Johannes, O’Malley, Steven, Winkler, Eberhard, Sträter, Udo and Feldtkeller, Andreas, “Pietism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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