The Spirituality of the German Awakening

The Spirituality of the German Awakening
This addition to the distinguished Classics of Western Spirituality series introduces readers to the faith and work of four figures of the 19th-century revival movement called the German Awakening: --August Tholuck (1799-1871) --Theodor Fliedner (1800-1864) --Johann Hinrich Wichern (1808-1881) --Friedrich von Bodelschwingh (1831-1910) The German Awakening engendered a spirituality that fostered human kindness, grounded it in awakened faith, and gave it the shape of loving service to society. This remarkable and unique scholarly contribution: --translates the majority of its materials for the first time in English. --includes a variety of spiritual genres--sermons, hymns, commentaries, mission statements, etc. --brings the fascinating lives, faith and work of these men to the attention of a broader audience. --has a preface by the eminent theologian Martin E. Marty.
Publication Date: 
July 1, 2003