Can These Bones Live? A spiritual hunger grew in reaction to the coldness and formalism of the Protestant state churches. Drawing from diverse roots, Pietism emerged as a quest to apply Reformation doctrine to personal life. ERNEST STOEFFLER F. Ernest Stoeffler. Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Temple University in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. His publications include The Rise of Evangelical Pietism, German Pietism During the Eighteenth Century. and Continental Pietism and Early American Christianity
The Life and Death of a Modern Martyr Born into privilege, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was headed toward a brilliant career as a theologian. Then he came to see life "from the perspective of those who suffer." In Nazi Germany, that cost him his life. Dr. Geffrey B. Kelly is professor of systematic theology at La Salle University in Philadelphia and author of Liberating Faith: Bonhoeffer's Message for Today (Augsburg, 1984).