This week on The Pietist Schoolman Podcast we welcome public historian Devin Manzullo-Thomas to the conversation. As the director of the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College and a member of the Brethren in Christ Church, Devin is well-suited to share a perspective on Christianity and higher education from the intersection of Anabaptism and Pietism. Two of the bigger themes that came up: community and holiness.
• The Search for Piety and Obedience — in the episode, I describe this as Devin’s blog… which it was until just days ago, when it became the blog of the newly updated website for the Brethren in Christ Historical Society. Still worth reading if you’re not familiar with this intriguing denomination or want to explore the connections between Pietism and Anabaptism.
• Born Again Brethren — digital history project by Devin in conjunction with the BIC Historical Society that explores this Anabaptist-Pietist group’s complicated interaction with neo-evangelicalism.
• Kent Gerber, “Curating the Usable Past for a Vital Future: An Anabaptist Vision for Pietism,” in The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons, ed. Christopher Gehrz (IVP Academic, 2015) — the chapter in our book that deals most directly with the Anabaptist tradition.