Carl Johann Philipp Spitta (1801–1859). Theologe und Dichter der Erweckung
2. Edition 2009
The theme of this book is the life and works of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta, one of the leaders of the 19th-century Revival Movement in Lower Saxony, Germany. It looks at his theological relevance and also sheds light on his biography as well as giving a mediculous study of the source materials. The main emphasis lies on Spitta´s role as a religious poet, preacher, and minister as well as his understanding of church and ministry. A theological interpretation of his poetry and sermons, which complement each other, reflect the revivalist theology. Spitta’s life is a excellent example of the characteristic interaction of personal devoutness and Confessional-Lutheran church life of the day. This study again brings to our attention a classic theologian who has been wrongly forgotten by posterity, one whose song collection »Psalms and Harp« (1833/1843) was one of the most widely used works of edification in the 19th century.