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G.W. Carlson


G. William Carlson was editor of The Baptist Pietist Clarion and Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Bethel University. He died on February 12, 2016 at age 72. The February 2017 issue of The Clarion pays tribute to him.

G.W. Carlson in 2008GW’s many Baptist Pietist Clarion articles include:

  • “Asking Good Questions: Internalizing Our Spiritual and Academic Journey” (March 2012)
  • “Baptist Pietists Should Celebrate the Civil Rights Movement” (March 2002)
  • “Baptist Stations of the Cross” (with Mike Widen, April 2015)
  • “Bernice G. Carlson: Celebrating the Life of a Faithful Baptist Saint” (July 2003)
  • “A Clarion Call for Baptist Pietism: Claiming our Heritage” (with Ron Saari, July 2003)
  • “Dale Johnson’s Mural ‘Remember, Believe and Act’ Explores Bethel’s Commitment to Creating a Reconciled Community” (May 2011)
  • “Defend and Extend God-Given Religious Liberty for All: The Mission of C. Emanuel Carlson and Walfred H. Peterson” (July 2005)
  • “Esther Sabel: The Bible and Missionary Training School” (March 2009)
  • “A 400th Birthday Party for Baptists: Our Stories Matter!” (April 2015)
  • “‘God, and the Life He Has Given Us, Is so Good!’ The Ministry and Vision of Gordon Johnson” (June 2010)
  • “John Alexis Edgren, a Baptist, Pietist Theologian: He Belongs to All of Us!!!” (March 2002)
  • “John Alexis Edgren: Founder of Bethel Seminary, A Naval Officer Opposed to Slavery” (July 2013)
  • “John Eric Klingberg: Experiencing the Blessing of God” (May 2008)
  • “Living as Forgiven People: Ten Principles of Authentic Forgiveness” (September 2006; February 2017)
  • “Looking Out the Window” (February 2017)
  • “Nathaniel Schmidt: Swedish Baptist Colleague of Walter Rauschenbusch” (March 2014)
  • “Neal Floberg, Champion of Baptist Pietism” (June 2002)
  • “Radical Baptists: It Takes One to Know One” (February 2017)
  • “Swedish Baptist Hymnody: Dr. C. Howard Smith and the Pietist Tradition” (July 2004)
  • “Tribute to Jim Spickelmier: Chronicler of Baptist General Conference History” (March 2014)
  • “Walfred ‘Wally’ Peterson: Champion of Religious Liberty and Professor of Political Science, Bethel University” (March 2014)
  • “Walter Rauschenbusch: ‘Why I Am a Baptist'” (March 2014)
  • “What are the Origins of the 1951 Affirmation of Faith?” (March 2002)
  • “What is the Baptist Pietist CLARION?” (March 2002)

The Pietist Impulse in ChristianityGW has also compiled several bibliographies published in the Baptist Pietist Clarion:

  • “Evangelicalism and the Civil Rights Movement” (March 2002)
  • “Forgiven and Forgiving People” (with Terri Hansen, September 2006)
  • “Gordon G. Johnson” (June 2010)
  • “Pietism and the Baptist General Conference” (June 2007)
  • “Virgil Olson” (May 2011)

G.W. is also the co-editor of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity and co-author (with Diana Magnuson) of multiple works on the history of Bethel University, including the 125th anniversary booklet, Persevere, Läsare, and Clarion.


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