Ep: 130 Pietism

When it comes to American Christian history, and the current phase of the culture wars, the terms "pietism" and "legalism" get lobbed about.  We discuss the history of pietism in Europe and America, and show how understanding the history and beliefs of the old school Pietists can help us understand the tensions today between Christianity and American culture.  The image here is of a conventicle in the tradition of Hans Nielsen Haugee (1771-1824), painted by Adolph Tidemand, 1852.