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What influence does pietism have on modern-day Lutheranisms?
Although I am aware that pietism has contributed positively to Lutheranism and other denominations of Christianity, I am going to focus narrowly on Lutheranism to keep this question in specific scope. The answer may discuss:
- the change in attitudes towards religion between Lutheran Orthodoxy and Pietism
- the change in attitudes towards religion between Pietism and Enlightenment Rationalism
- why Pietism is generally not a derogatory term, but merely describes a different thinking pattern
- how to identify a display of Pietistic behavior in a Pietistic Lutheran church, and how to distinguish it from one that focuses on Lutheran Orthodoxy or Enlightenment Rationalism