Annotated Bibliography -- By: Jonathan Armstrong
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Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1972. A monumental work that won the National Book Award in 1973. Ahlstrom taught modern church history at Yale and grasped the place of Pietism clearly.
Aland, Kurt. A History of Christianity, Volume 2: From the Reformation to the Present. Translated by James L. Schaaf. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1986. Excellent material and insightful comment on Spener, Francke, the Pietists and the Moravians.
Arndt, Johann. True Christianity: A Treatise on Sincere Repentance, True Faith, the Holy Walk of the True Christian, etc. New American edition with Introduction by Charles F. Schaeffer. Translated by A. W. Boehm. (Philadelphia: General Council Publishing House, 1906. The classic that sparked the rise of Pietism.
Bayly, Lewis. The Practice of Piety: Directing a Christian How to Walk That He May Please God, 60th edition. London: Printed for Daniel Midwinter at the Three Crowns in St. Paul’s Church Yard, 1743. Again, one of the most important original Pietist tests on the Christian life.
Bebbington, David W. Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s. London: Unwin Hyman, 1989. The work of one of the best evangelical historians of our time who understands the positive
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and negative contributions of piety, Pietism, and related themes.
Bergendoff, Conrad. The Church of the Lutheran Reformation: A Historical Survey of Lutheranism. St. Louis: Concordia, 1967. A Lutheran perspective that is extensive but not altogether unbiased.
Böhme, Jakob. Way to Christ. Edited by Peter Erb. New York: Paulist Press, 1978. Another classic of the Pietist movement.
* Brown, Dale W. Understanding Pietism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978. A sympathetic and well-written treatment from a leading Anabaptist scholar.
Cairns, Earle E. Christianity Through the Centuries: A History of the Christian Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, revised and expanded edition. A well-written popular treatment used in many conservative schools. Pays attention to the influence of Pietism.
Clouse, Robert G. The Church in the Age of Orthodoxy and the Enlightenment, Church History Series. St. Louis: Concordia, 1980. A good overview.
Douglas, J. D., general editor. The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1974. The article o...
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