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Recent Pieces & Papers

  • "Mainz versus Rome: Two Responses to Luther in the 1520s," Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 82 (1991), 83-105.

  • " Hesse," "Philipp of Hesse," Adam Krafft," "François Lambert," & "The Pack Affair," in , The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, Hans J. Hillerbrand, ed, 3 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996).

  • "The Nature of Early Capitalism," Germany: A Social and Economic History, Sheilagh Ogilvie and Bob Scribner, eds. (London: Edward Arnold, 1996), 181-208.

  • "The Romans Argumentum of Andreas Hyperius: A Hessian Document," Ninth International Luther Congress, Heidelberg, Germany, 21. August 1997.

  • "Hesse," Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, Erika Rummel & Paul Grendler, eds. ( New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999), vol. 3, pp. 147-148.

  • "Martin Luther's Two-Kingdoms Teaching in the Commentary on the First Three Chapters of Genesis," Tenth International Luther Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8. August 2002.

  • "The State System of Schools in Towns and Places," Kongress: Reformation und Landesherrschaft. Zum 500. Geburtstag des Landgrafen Philipps d. Grossmütigen. (Sponsored by the Historische Kommission für Hessen.) Marburg, Germany, 12. November 2004.
  • [For the program of the congress and some Hessian history, turn your browser to: Philippskongress, November 2004 ]

  • " Mandatum Dei and lex naturae in Luther's Lectures on Genesis," in, Lutherjahrbuch, 71 (2004), 233 ff.

  • " The State System of Schools in Towns and Villages," in, Reformation und Landesherrschaft, Inge Auerbach, ed. (Marburg: Historische Kommission für Hessen, 2005), 149-158.

  • "Martin Luther," in, The Encylopedia of Protestantism, ed. Hans J. Hillerbrand (New York: Routledge, 2005), vol. 3, pp. 1476-1478.

    Books Published:

  • Capitalism, the State, and the Lutheran Reformation: Sixteenth-Century Hesse (Athens, OH.: Ohio University Press, 1988).

  • Martin Luther's Understanding of God's Two Kingdoms: A Response to Skepticism (Grand Rapids, Mi.: Baker Academic, 2010).





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