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August Hermann Francke

(1663—1727)

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Adiaphorists

Adiaphorists  

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A party in German Protestantism which held that certain rules and actions were matters of indifference. The first controversy on the subject broke out in connection with the Leipzig Interim (1548). ...
Der Protestantismus

Der Protestantismus  

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Takes its name from the protesting princes at the Diet of Speyer (see Reformation) and produced in Germany various Churches and creeds of which only a brief outline can be ...
Francke, August Hermann

Francke, August Hermann (1663–1727)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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(Lübeck, 1663–1727, Halle),

a pietistic theologian influenced by P. J. Spener, had to face persecution for his beliefs

Halle

Halle  

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Established as a military outpost by Charlemagne in 806 and valued for its salt, Halle became part of Henry I’s fortification network in the early 10th century. In 961 Otto ...
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg  

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(1711–87), ‘Patriarch’ of the Lutheran Church in America. Imbued at Göttingen with a broad form of Pietism, he expressed an interest in missionary work. In response to an appeal by Lutheran ...
Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen

Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen  

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(Gandersheim, 1670–1736, Halle),a Pietist, son-in-law of A. H. Francke and his close associate, wrote hymns and compiled a much-used collection, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704).
Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf

Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf  

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(1700–60), founder of the Herrnhuter ‘Brüdergemeine’ or Moravian Brethren. From 1722 he received on one of his estates Protestant emigrants from Austria, many of them descendants of the Bohemian ...
Philipp Jakob Spener

Philipp Jakob Spener  

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(1635–1705), early leader of German Pietism. Influenced by the works of J. Arndt and the English Puritans, and by J. de Labadie (see Labadists), he became convinced of a call to revivify the Lutheran ...
Pietism

Pietism  

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A devotional movement in the Lutheran church; also any attitude to religion stressing piety and faith rather than evidence and reason. See also fideism.

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