august hermann francke, halle, mission, pietism, theological, india, lehmann, missionary
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Why remember August Hermann Francke on the 300th anniversary of his natal year?
Certainly association and identification with Pietists and Pietism should not disqualify him for a niche in the hall of remembered saints. Though some still speak with caution and even opprobriously about Pietists and Pietism, the climate has changed especially with reference to the earlier Pietists. Much of the suspicion, detraction, and obloquy which became attached to the name and fame of Pietism stems from falsely attributing many excrescences and aberrations of later Pietism to the early founders of the movement.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Schoeder, Philip J.
"August Hermann Francke, 1663-1963,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 34, Article 68.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol34/iss1/68