Pietism began as a reaction to highly intellectualized orthodoxy common in some churches in the decades following the Reformation. This article gives some reflections on its main leaders: Johann Arndt, Philip Jacob Spener, Auguste Hermann Francke, and Count Nicolaus Ludwig Von Zinzendorf. The author summarizes the teaching of pietism, showing that pietism moved from emphasizing the authority of scripture to emphasizing experience.
Looking at the battle of the Bible, this article shows that the church has been challenged to confess the inerrancy, sufficiency and authority of scripture. The auther discusses how both fundamentals and modern evangelicals have answered this challenge, calling Christians to have confidence in the word of God.