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Peter Hess, Chair 2505 University Avenue, Burdine Hall 336, Mailcode C3300, Austin TX 78712-1802 • 512-471-4123

Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series

Wed, April 22, 2009 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Burdine 337 Conference Room

Ist Gott fuer uns, wer mag wider uns sein!: Pietism, Patonage, and Social Conflict in Early 18th c. Koenigsberg.

This lecture examines the work of Pietist theologians in early eighteenth century Koenigsberg, specifically how they deployed patronage and royal favor to assume institutional power despite an often hostile local environment and considers the role of earlier 'utopian' thought by the leading lights of Prussian/German Pietism to examine to what extent the actions of the Koenigsberg Pietists conformed to such a plan and how social conflict among academic/ecclesiastical peers as well as the general population affected the Pietist mission.

Mr. Bunn is a Graduate Student in the Department of History.

This lecture is part of the Department of Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series.

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies

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