Are you interested in learning more about the Pietist strand of the Brethren in Christ heritage? Then check out this very comprehensive reading list, prepared by Bethel University historian and “Pietist schoolman” Chris Gehrz.
Pia Desideria (pictured left), the classic treatise by “patriarch of Pietism” Philipp Jakob Spener, is recommended as an excellent primary source. Dale Brown’s Understanding Pietism (which is published by Evangel Press!) tops the list of secondary sources. Carlton Wittlinger’s Quest for Piety and Obedience gets a nice shout-out, as does The Search for Piety and Obedience. (Thanks, Chris!) I myself am hoping to dig into Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom’s Angels, Worms, and Bogeys: The Christian Ethic of Pietism later this year.