On today’s program I interviewed Rev. Eric Swensson on the history and theology of pietism. Swensson argues that pietism was largely a positive movement in the Lutheran church, though he does not consider himself to be a pietist. This is an important interview for those who are critical or supporters of pietism.
Note: I do not consider myself a pietist. I am interested in the movement for historical reasons, as an important aspect of Lutheran history, and believe that we should hear both sides of debate on issues like this. Do not take statements by those interviewed as the view of myself or other authors on Just and Sinner.