- Phi·lipp Ja·kob [fee-leep yah-kawp] /ˈfi lip ˈyɑ kɔp/, 1635–1705, German theologian: founder of Pietism.
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"I like you," said Spener, drawing Leonhard's arm within his.
He wished to apply the ideas of Spener to folk in humbler life.
Personal holiness was the constant theme of Spener's teaching.Women of the Teutonic Nations
Dr. Spener, the famous Pietist leader, watched his growth with fatherly interest.
He was not content with the work accomplished by Spener, Franke, and other leading Pietists.