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spener, philipp jakob

theologian, author, and a leading figure in German Pietism, a movement among 17th- and 18th-century Protestants that stressed personal improvement and upright conduct as the most important manifestations of Christian faith.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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