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Virtual Book Discussion on The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity

November 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Join Dr. Anna Johnson, associate professor of Reformation church history at Garrett-Evangelical, for a live interactive virtual book group discussion on The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity. You will be able to virtually participate face-to-face* with Dr. Johnson and the other participants to share and hear each other’s thoughts on the book, ask questions, and more. Space is limited so register today!

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The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity Book CoverAbout the Book

Pietists are Christianity’s historical behind-the-scenes influencers. They were an important inspiration for John Wesley, the Moravians, the Covenant traditions, and the former Evangelical United Brethren, which merged into the UMC in 1968 (and from which Garrett-Evangelical gets the “Evangelical” in its name). In this book, co-authors Gehrz (a history professor) and Pattie (a pastor) show how Pietistic instincts might help renew the church today. Pietism is grounded in scripture, authenticity, education, the priesthood of all believers, and living out Christian love. In these instincts, the authors find a model for engaging Christians today, and hope for the future of the church.

The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity is 144 pages and is both accessible for laity and clergy. The book can be purchased as a physical copy or as an e-book at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and InterVarsity Press

*As this is intended to be an interactive discussion between all participants and Dr. Johnson, you will need to read the book before the webinar. You will also need a built-in or external webcam and a built-in or external microphone. If necessary, you can also call in via phone as long as you still have a working webcam. We also encourage all participants to use headphones for hearing the audio to prevent feedback. You can see the list of system requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux here.

November 13, 2018


About Dr. Anna Johnson

Dr. Anna Johnson is associate professor of Reformation church history at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Her latest book, Beyond Indulgences: Luther’s Reform for Late Medieval Piety, 1518-1520, was published in 2017. Johnson also co-edited The Reformation as Christianization: Essays on Scott Hendrix's Christianization Thesis and has published numerous book chapters, translations, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews. She received her doctor of philosophy in history from Princeton Theological Seminary. Johnson also holds a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a bachelor of arts from St. Olaf College.


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