Introduction To The Volume -- By: STR. Editor
STR 5:2 (Winter 2014) p. 153
Introduction To The Volume
This moment profoundly shaped the theology and praxis of Blumhardt and his son, Christoph. Christoph grew up and joined the ranks of the pastorate as well. Together, they embraced a theology that understood that in that room that night, Jesus defeated the powers of Satan…he had literally reigned victorious in the life of that afflicted woman. After that moment, a revival broke out in
STR 5:2 (Winter 2014) p. 154
The influence of the Blumhardts extends beyond that revival. Their thought and ministry impacted many and developed into the Bruderhof movement that survives today. They influenced the theology of Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Emil Brunner, each of whom find stimulus and provocation from the thought of the Blumhardts.2 Jürgen Moltmann draws upon their work to understand the place of humanity and the remainder of the created order in God’s kingdom.3 The Blumhardts, with their emphasis upon the work of the Spirit, have influenced Pentecostal and Charismatic the...
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