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Pia desideria

Author: Philipp Jakob Spener
Publisher: Philadelphia : Fortress Press, [1964] ©1964
Series: Seminar editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This classic work, first published in 1675, inaugurated the movement in Germany called Pietism. In it a young pastor, born and raised during the devastating Thirty Years War, voiced a plea for reform of the church which made the author and his proposals famous. A lifelong friend of the philosopher Leibnitz, Spener was an important influence in the life of the next leader of German Pietism, August Herman Francke. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spener, Philipp Jakob, 1635-1705.
Pia desideria.
Philadelphia, Fortress Press [1964]
(OCoLC)642431873
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Jakob Spener
ISBN: 0800619536 9780800619534
OCLC Number: 796786
Description: iii, 131 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the times, the man, the book --
The text of the Pia Desideria --
Salutation and circumstances of writing --
Conspectus of the corrupt conditions in the church --
Defects in civil authorities --
Defects in the clergy --
Defects in the common people --
Offenses resulting from these defects --
The possibility of better conditions in the church --
Proposals to correct conditions --
More extensive use of the Scriptures --
Exercise of the spiritual priesthood --
Practice vs. knowledge of Christianity --
Conduct of religious controversies --
Reform of schools and universities --
Preaching for purpose of edification.
Series Title: Seminar editions.
Responsibility: by Philip Jacob Spener ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Theodore G. Tappert.

Abstract:

This classic work, first published in 1675, inaugurated the movement in Germany called Pietism. In it a young pastor, born and raised during the devastating Thirty Years War, voiced a plea for reform of the church which made the author and his proposals famous. A lifelong friend of the philosopher Leibnitz, Spener was an important influence in the life of the next leader of German Pietism, August Herman Francke. He was also a sponsor at the baptism of Nicholas Zinzendorf, founder of the Moravian Church, whose members played a crucial role in the life of John Wesley. --

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