Barnett, Shawn

Shawn Barnett is a research assistant for Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis, Mo., the official archives of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Pietism and confessionalism (Spring/Summer 2016)

In the first issue of The Baptist Pietist Clarion, the explicit purpose of which is to defend the pietist heritage of the Baptist General Conference (aka Converge Worldwide), the late G. William Carlson provided a theological manifesto for the project entitled “What is Pietism?: ‘In Essentials Unity, in Non-essentials Diversity, In Everything Charity.’” This motto, printed on the masthead of every issue of the Clarion, can be summed up in a word: irenicism (from the Greek word for peace).