History Department

History Faculty News


Carlson and Gehrz Help Edit New Book on Pietism

Cover of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity

History professors Chris Gehrz and G.W. Carlson, along with BTS professor Christian Collins Winn and Bethel Seminary student Eric Holst, are the co-editors of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity, released in July 2011 by Pickwick Publications. Featuring over two dozen chapters on aspects of Pietism ranging from missions to hymnody, education to theology, and moving from Germany to Scandinavia, England, Canada, the United States, India, and Ghana, the book has received praise from leading scholars in the field like Hartmut Lehmann, who enthused, "This impressive volume illustrates both the diversity and range of American research on Pietism and its promise for scholars on both sides of the Atlantic."

Gehrz and Winn are also coordinating a follow-up colloquium on the Pietist impulse in Christianity, to be hosted by Bethel in mid-April 2011.


Carlson and Magnuson Contribute to New BGC History

Cover of 5 Decades of Growth and Change

History professors G.W. Carlson and Diana Magnuson contributed a chapter on Bethel's history to a new book on the development of the Baptist General Conference between 1952 and 2002, 5 Decades of Growth and Change, edited by Jim and Carole Spickelmier. (Magnuson also serves as the director of the BGC archives, located in the Seminary library, and has worked with librarian Kent Gerber on digitizing Bethel and BGC materials, many of which are now available from the CLIC Digital Collections project and the Minnesota Digital Library.) The book can be purchased in the Bethel Campus Store, or online.

+ Click to learn more about 5 Decades of Growth: The Baptist General Conference and Bethel College and Seminary, 1952-2002.