‘The Pietists’ Exhibition Opens at Bridwell Library with a Special Presentation Oct.12



DALLAS (SMU) - “The Pietists,” an exhibition of works from Bridwell Library Special Collections written by precursors to and leaders of the Pietist movement in Holland, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States is the featured fall exhibit in the library galleries and will be on display through Dec. 14.

Pietism, a reform movement within seventeenth - and eighteenth - century Dutch and German Protestantism, spread to Great Britain, North America, and around the world.

These historical materials illustrate the theological and geographic diversity of the movement during its period of greatest influence, from the late seventeenth century until the early nineteenth century.

For detailed exhibition information, visit the Bridwell Library's website.

A special panel presentation, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, Oct.12 at 3 p.m. in conjunction with the exhibition. The presentation will include a discussion on the history and impact of Pietism, a “religion of the heart” movement within European Protestantism of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries that has influenced American Christianity deeply.

Speakers include Dr. Ted A. Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of Church History at Perkins School of Theology, Rev. Walt Marcum, Associate Minister at Highland Park United Methodist Church, and Rev. Timothy S. Binkley, Archivist at Bridwell Library and curator of the exhibition, "The Pietists." Refreshments will follow at 4 p.m. Guided tours of "The Pietists" will begin at 2 and 4 p.m. For more information and to RSVP for the event: https://libcal.smu.edu/event/4423856.

Bridwell Library is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, 6005 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, TX. 75205.

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Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Pastoral Music as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.