Dr. Beth Kreitzer
Department of History
Dr. Kreitzer at her book signing October 1, 2004
· Duke University, Graduate Program in Religion, Ph.D. May 2000
· Duke University, Graduate Program in Religion, MA December 1994
· Stanford University, B.A. in English with Honors in Humanities, June 1990
· Honor's thesis: "Luther's Views on the Roles and Vocation of Women"
· "Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century"
Fields of Study:
· Major field: Late Medieval and Early Modern European Religious History
· Minor fields: Early Christianity, History of Judaism, Social History of Early Modern Europe
Prizes and Awards:
· Medieval and Renaissance Studies Advanced Dissertation Fellowship, Duke University, 1999-2000
· Amos Ragan Kearns Dissertation Grant, Graduate Program in Religion, Duke University, 1999-2000
· Research Fellowship, Institut fur Europaische Geschichte, Mainz, 1996
· Center for International Studies, Duke University, Award for Travel and Research, 1995-1996
· Graduate Program in Religion Awards, Duke University, 1991-1998
· Fellowship, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Duke University, 1991-1994
Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century. Oxford University Press, 2004.
“Luther Regarding the Virgin Mary.” Lutheran Quarterly 17 (2003): 249-265.
"Mary, Virgin." And “Paracelsus, Theophrastus.” Entries in the Encyclopedia of Protestantism (New York: Routledge, 2003).
"The Sermon as Genre: Lutheran Sermons." Chapter in Preacher and Audience: Sermons in the Reformation and Early Modern Period, ed. Larissa Taylor (Leiden: Brill, 2001).
"Menno Simons and the Bride of Christ." Mennonite Quarterly Review 70 (July1996): 299-318.
History 247: Protestant and Catholic Reformations
History 243: Virgin Mary and the Saints in the Christian Tradition
History 244: Women in Early Modern Europe
History 246: The Great Witch Hunt
Religious Studies 225: The History of Christian Thought
Dr. Kreitzer can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org