Briefwechsel mit August Hermann Francke 1689–1704 978-3-16-148855-9 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Philipp Jakob Spener

Briefwechsel mit August Hermann Francke 1689–1704

Hrsg. v. Johannes Wallmann u. Udo Sträter, in Zus.-Arb. m. Veronika Albrecht-Birkner

[Correspondence with August Hermann Francke. 1689–1704.]

2006. XXXVI, 891 pages.
214,00 €
including VAT
cloth
ISBN 978-3-16-148855-9
available
Published in German.
The correspondence between Spener and Francke is not only an excellent source of knowledge concerning the establishment of pietism in Halle and the founding of the University of Halle. The information in the commentary also makes it clear that even Francke's early activities in Halle were inconceivable without the often tense interaction between the pietistic reform plans and Brandenburg-Prussian politics.
The correspondence between Philipp Jakob Spener and August Hermann Francke is not only an excellent source of knowledge concerning the establishment of pietism in Halle and the founding of the University of Halle. The information in the commentary also makes it clear that even Francke's early activities in Halle were inconceivable without the often tense interaction between the pietistic reform plans and Brandenburg-Prussian politics. On the basis of this edition, it is also possible to define clearly from the standpoint of the history of theology the way in which Spener's »Hoffnung besserer Zeiten« was combined with innerworldly realism in Francke's works and thought and developed into »projects« which tried to overcome reality with the prospect of a better world. The correspondence shows the anthropological and sociological combinations which are generally informative in relation to the question of what 'pietism' is from the standpoint of the history of theology and the history of ideas.
Authors/Editors

Philipp Jakob Spener 1635–1705, Begründer des lutherischen Pietismus

Johannes Wallmann Geboren 1930; Studium der Theologie; 1961 Promotion; 1968 Habilitation; 1971 bis zur Emeritierung Professor für Kirchengeschichte an der Ruhruniversität Bochum; seit 1985 Aufbau der Spenerarbeitsstelle zur Edition der Briefe Philipp Jakob Speners; Mitglied der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften; Honorarprofessor an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

Udo Sträter Geboren 1952; Studium der Geschichte, Germanistik und Ev. Theologie; 1985 Promotion; 1991 Habilition; Professor für Kirchengeschichte an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (MLU); seit September 2010 Rektor der MLU.

Veronika Albrecht-Birkner Geboren 1963; wiss. Assistentin am Lehrstuhl für Neuere Kirchengeschichte der Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Arbeitskreis f.Evangelikale Theologie — 21 (2007), S. 405–409 (Klaus vom Orde)
In: Blätter f.Württ.Kirchengeschichte — 106 (2006), S. 356–357 (Peter Schicketanz)
In: Zeitschr.f.Bayer.Kirchengeschichte — 77 (2008), S. 362–365 (Hanspeter Marti)
In: Editionen in der Kritik (EDK) — 2009, III, S. 213–233 (Dietrich Blaufuß)
In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch — 55 (2007), S. 24 (M.Jakubowski-Tiessen)