Inaugural Colloquium on Pietism Studies

New Testament scholar Scot McKnight speaks on Pietism and Anabaptism at the inaugural Colloquium on Pietism Studies at Bethel University.

The inaugural Colloquium on Pietism Studies is well underway here at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Earlier today, we enjoyed an enlightening talk by New Testament scholar and blogger Scot McKnight on “Pietism, Anabaptism, and Conversion,” which situated these two traditions as challenges to the “shallow theology of regeneration” permeating today’s “populist” evangelicalism (that is, evangelicalism without a formal denominational expression). Later, before jetting off to his next speaking engagement, McKnight engaged in a spirited Q & A session that ranged topically from “therapeutic” Christianity to the theological connections between John Howard Yoder and Martin Luther!

In a few minutes, we’ll be hearing from University of Florida historian Jon Sensbach, who will speak on slave-turned-Moravian-evangelist Rebecca Protter.

I’m taking part in a roundtable on “Pietism, Churches, and a ‘Usable Past'” at 2:30 p.m.

I’ll likely blog a conference wrap-up late tonight or tomorrow, before I jet back to Philadelphia in the morning. If you want to keep up with the conference in a more timely manner, check out my Twitter feed (@devinmzt) or #BethelPietism, where conference convener Chris Gehrz (@cgerhz) has also been posting frequent updates.

About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah University.
This entry was posted in Essays, Links and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Inaugural Colloquium on Pietism Studies

  1. Pingback: Closing the Book on This Year’s Pietism Colloquium « The Pietist Schoolman

  2. Pingback: Understanding Pietism in the Past and Present: Some Thoughts on the Colloquium on Pietism Studies at Bethel University « the search for piety and obedience.

  3. Pingback: Does Pietism Provide a “Usable Past” for Today’s Churches? « the search for piety and obedience.

  4. Pingback: How Useful is Pietism for Today’s Christians? | The Search for Piety and Obedience

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s