23 January 2011

Who said that?

 "Who said that?....  Was it you?"  ~ Gunny Hartman (heavily edited)

Here is a counter-cultural quote from a Lutheran theologian (the name mentioned in the quote has been removed to increase the difficulty factor).  So, who said it?

"We should stop stabbing at pietism.  It is always misunderstood, so that one would think that we disdain conversion and lack a sense of the factor of personal responsibility in Christianity....  Personally, I am convinced that the portion of pietism, which is found in *****, is useful for salvation, not to mention necessary."

8 comments:

K said...

Bonhoeffer

The Rev. BT Ball said...

Curtis writing about Fritz. Or...
Petersen writing about Fritz

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

Some closet pietist? >=o)

Father Hollywood said...

Good guesses, but none are correct.

Pastor Foy said...

Either Fr. Harrison, Pieper or Walther

Tapani Simojoki said...

I wish it were Sasse, but I suspect it was Giertz.

Tapani Simojoki said...

Unless of course it was Loehe.

Father Hollywood said...

Dear Tapani:

My Scandinavian father and brother, you are right in offering up Bo Giertz!

It's found in the newly-released anthology "A Hammer for God" edited by Eric Andrae, from the opening essay by the general editor called: "Bishop Bo Harald Giertz: Pietism and the Ordo Salutis," pages 64-65.

The citation is from a February 1938 letter from Giertz to Gunnar Rosendal.