The Religion of the Heart

Ted A. Campbell, The Religion of the Heart: A Study of European Religious Life in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1991. Reprint edition: Wipe and Stock Publishers.

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In The Religion of the Heart, Campbell provides a critical but sympathetic analysis of the European and British pietistic movements of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Campbell shows that a definitive form of religious life emerged during the period of inter-Christian warfare in the seventeenth century that was characterized by personal affection for God.

Campbell explores these religious movements parallel to the rise of Enlightenment thought and examines their importance in relation to our understanding of modern religious movements.

Click here to view Richard Muller’s review of this book in The Academic Room.


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