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The German Awakening: Protestant Renewal after the Enlightenment, 1815-1848

Andrew Kloes


Historians of modern German culture and church history refer to “the Awakening movement” (die Erweckungsbewegung) to describe a period in the history of German Protestantism between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the Revolution of 1848. The Awakening was the last major nationwide Protestant reform and revival movement to occur in Germany. This book analyzes numerous primary sources from the era of the Awakening and synthesizes the current state of German scholarship for an English-speaking audience. It examines the Awakening as a product of the larger social changes that were resha ... More

Keywords: religious awakening, religious enlightenment, German Protestantism, cultural modernity, religious voluntary organizations, preaching, theology, evangelism, social reform, church history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190936860
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190936860.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Kloes, author
Historical Researcher, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum