True Christianity


Title: True Christianity Subtitle: A Treatise on Sincere Repentance, True Faith, the Holy Walk of the True Christian, etc
Author: Johann Arndt Cover: Softcover
Pages: 200 Language: English


Publisher: Pietan Publications Edition:
Written: 1606 Published: 2000
ISBN#: 0-8091-2192-1 Translator / Editor:


ID: 1807 Category: Devotional
Keyword: Acquired: 2007-03
From: Bruderhof Signed:
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Date Created: 2010-05-04 Date Modified: 2010-05-04


Albert Schweitzer has called Johann Arndt the "the prophet of interior Protestantism." This great German Lutheran mystic and follower of Melanchthon aroused Calvinist hostility by his spirituality of Christ in the heart of man.

He was deposed as pastor of Bedeborn for refusing to abide by the orders of his Calvinist duke. Inspired by Bernard of Clairvaux, Angela of Foligno, John Tauler and Thomas a Kempis, he later came to be venerated by the Pietists.

True Christianity is his principal mystical work and one of the most important in the Protestant tradition. He published the first book of this work, which is presented here, in 1606. He added three other books at a later date and two more were appended posthumously.