Pietism produced many expressions and forms. In the end, Pietism was a rival/renewal movement in the centuries following the Reformed and Lutheran Reformations of the sixteenth century. I personally believe the post-Reformation produced a new type of scholasticism that help to reduce the flame of reformation to a flicker. Pietism is quite often seen by modern Reformed and Lutheran confessional adherents as a bad development. If you believe in church renewal and the work of the Spirit you should rethink this idea.
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A Swedish House Church Movement of Revival: Pietism produced many expressions and forms. In the end, Pietism was… https://t.co/r0AhEOCAbo
I recently attended an Anglican Fourth Day weekend, which grew out of the Cursillo, Walk to Emmaus, Vía De Cristo, Tres Días movement. This is, of course, Roman Catholic in origin. And the one word that best describes their focus is piety. I never connected the dots but interesting how the counter reformation affected Protestantism in this way.
Would this include Moravianism?
Thanks for the tip. I’ve always wondered, what is different about them? Also, why aren’t we hearing about them in the sweep. So what about Swedenborg, and are Swedish Covenant churches out of this also? I think my great grandparents were attending more pietist Scandinavian US churches, could be wrong, also what about SA movements in the previous century the early days? I’ll have to read more. It would be the outward movement of the inward flame of belief following reformation, and producing all the missionary fervor of subsequent generations. All too often we hear about the theology of the reformation, and not about the inward conviction of those who were walking a new line. I like the correction. At the same time, then all the Council of Trent problems happening, the back and forth over whether the Lutherans would attend, etc., and at the same time people quietly and faithfully living out life in Jesus. If only the structures would start to agree to let go of differences, the quiet people underneath could more easily be one in Jesus 😉
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I consider myself a pietist, so I must be going against the grain of most of us in the Reformed camp.