German pietism and the problem of conversion jonathan strom jonathan stroms argument provides a level of nuance in understanding the nature of pietist conversion and conversion narratives that has not previously been achieved. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. Grounded in archival research german pietism and the problem of conversion traces the way that accounts of conversion developed and were disseminated among pietists strom examines members relationship to the pious stories of the last hours the growth of conversion narratives in popular pietist periodicals controversies over the busskampf . German pietism and the problem of conversion university park pa pennsylvania state university press 2018 226 pp isbn 978 0271079349 hardcover 8995 scholars of moravian history are not surprised to hear that questions related to the nature and necessity of conversion created difficulties and disagree. Jonathan stroms new interpretation challenges the paradigmatic nature of franckes narrative and seeks to uncover the more varied complex and problematic character that conversion experiences posed for pietists in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesgrounded in archival research german pietism and the problem of conversion traces
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