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Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
 

Philipp Jacob Spener

1635-1705

 
 
Philipp Jacob Spener Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2019
1. Philipp Jacob Spener Marker
Inscription.  
Kirchen- und Sozialreformer
Senior der Lutherischen Pfarrer Frankfurts 1666-1686,
Gründer des ersten Frankfurter Armen-Waisen-und Arbeitshauses
Verfasser der Pia Desideria

Er wirkte an der Barfüsserkirche / Die
bis zum Jahre 1786 an Dieser Stelle stand
an seinem 275. Todestag

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(English translation:)

Church- and social reformer,
Senior Lutheran Pastor of Frankfurt, 1666-86
Founder of the first orphanage/workhouse for the poor in Frankfurt,
Author of Pia Desideria.

He worked at the Barfuesser Church, which stood on this site until 1786.
(Erected on) the 275th anniversary of his death

 
Erected 1980.
 
Location. 50° 6.661′ N, 8° 40.856′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker can be reached from Paulsplatz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Paulsplatz 11, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60311, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paulskirche / St. Paul's Church (here, next to this marker); Pre-Parliament and the National Assembly

Philipp Jacob Spener Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2019
2. Philipp Jacob Spener Marker - wide view
Located on the east side of the entrance to St. Paul's.
(a few steps from this marker); Walter Kolb (a few steps from this marker); Heinrich von Gagern (a few steps from this marker); John F. Kennedy Spoke Here (a few steps from this marker); Theodor Heuss (within shouting distance of this marker); Altes Rathaus - Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Democracy and the Gymnastics Movement (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
 
Also see . . .
1. Philipp Spener (Wikipedia). "Philipp Jakob Spener (13 January 1635 – 5 February 1705), was a German Lutheran theologian who essentially founded what would become to be known as Pietism. He was later dubbed the "Father of Pietism". A prolific writer, his two main works, Pia desideria (1675) and Allgemeine Gottesgelehrtheit (1680), were published while he was the chief pastor in the Lutheran Church at Frankfurt. ..." (Submitted on December 10, 2019.) 

2. From the Archives: The Pia Desideria (Pious Desires) (Christianity Today). "The Pia Desideria or “Heartfelt Desire for God-pleasing Reform” is
Title page of 1676 edition of <i>Pia Desideria</i> image. Click for full size.
image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, 1676
3. Title page of 1676 edition of Pia Desideria
The left third of the marker (see Photo 1) depicts a title page of Pia Desideria that was printed in Frankfurt in 1676. This title page is presumably upon what that depiction is based.
the classic statement of Pietism. First published in 1675 by Philip Jacob Spener of Frankfurt on Main, it is both a devotional work and a textbook on church renewal." (Submitted on December 10, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. Pietism Gedenktafel
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkChurches & Religion
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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