Journal for the History of Reformed Pietism


Piety has always been a vital, and often debated, component of Reformed orthodoxy. Piety refers to the heart’s disposition towards God, in response to one’s doctrine, and leading to practice. Yet scholarly studies on the intersection between piety, theology, exegesis, and other issues in Reformed thought often receive less attention than the evidence deserves. This often makes it more difficult to develop a broad and accurate view of what distinguished various regions in which Reformed theology flourished from one another, what they held in common, and what kinds of international crossover existed in relation to piety.

The Journal of the History of Reformed Pietism provides a forum for fresh research on the role of piety in historic Reformed theology. The journal is particularly interested in groups that sought to remedy perceived defects in the current state of affairs. This includes various forms of international Reformed Pietism, in particular Puritanism (in Great Britain and America), and the Dutch Nadere Reformatie. While the journal prioritizes Reformed orthodoxy roughly from 1560-1790, it includes various revival and renewal movements in Europe and North America, which sometimes span into the nineteenth-century as well. The focus is on earnest Reformed individuals and communities, highlighting their theological convictions, emotions, rituals, patterns of life, communication structures, media, material culture, memory culture, and other related issues.

The result is that the Journal of the History of Reformed Pietism enables readers to understand a vital component of historic Reformed thought and practice, in international contexts, through a rigorous peer review process, working with an outstanding advisory board. This will fulfill a real need in an often neglected area of Reformed historical theology.


Vol 3, No 1 (2017)


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