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Johann Arndt: True Christianity

ISBN: 0809121921


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Never before translated into English, this book by the sixteenth-century Lutheran mystic Johann Arndt (1555–1621) has been the foundation for countless spiritual works both Protestant and Catholic. In this volume, his words are translated for application and for study in an English-speaking context.

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  • An initial translation in English
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  • Title: Johann Arndt: True Christianity
  • Author: Johann Arndt
  • Series: The Classics of Western Spirituality
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1979
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 320
  • Era: era:reformation
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Christian life › Lutheran authors; Mysticism
  • ISBN: 0809121921
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T04:07:44Z

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Johann Arndt (or Arnd; December 27, 1555 – May 11, 1621) was a German Lutheran theologian who wrote several influential books of devotional Christianity. Although reflective of the period of Lutheran Orthodoxy, he is seen as a forerunner of pietism, a movement within Lutheranism that gained strength in the late 17th century.


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  1. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch


    One of the lecturers from Australian Lutheran College recommended I try Arndt after I had found the 2nd volume of Gerhard a bit difficult (really enjoyed the 1st volume). Arndt is a Lutheran from the same time period as Gerhard, but not from the Scholastic side of things - rather he is sometimes considered the father of Lutheran Piety. So, yes indeed, this was a far different experience to that of Gerhard :) First, I would say that the translation is one that is easy to read - and encourages me to read more of the volumes I have in this series. I really enjoyed this book to start with, but as I went further into it I did start to find it too legalistic. Now I do believe that Arndt is basing his argument on the Christian Life - ie the Christian who has been saved by faith alone, through grace alone in Christ alone. He is not advocating a salvation of works, but it does seem that he is coming pretty close to a sanctification by works. I have found this difficulty at times with works strong in piety. I start with being challenged and encouraged, but through the repetition it starts to feel more like a beating leading to being discouraged... Anyway it is fascinating to read both Gerhard and Arndt - writing in the Century following Luther - and in neither extreme do we seem to have Luther anymore... However, perhaps it is good that both extremes were there to help balance one another...


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