Stephen Burnett Professor and Chair

Department of Classics and Religious Studies

237A Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0337
(402) 472-4483

Stephen Burnett teaches Jewish history at UNL, including a course on the history of the land of Israel from ancient times to the present. His research focuses on the Christian study of Hebrew and Jewish texts during the Reformation era in Europe, Jewish printing in German speaking Europe (1500-1800), portrayals of Judaism before 1800 and Jewish-Christian polemical texts and their readers in early modern Europe. His most recent book is Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660): Authors, Books, and the Transmission of Jewish Learning (Brill, 2012). He has also written From Christian Hebraism to Jewish Studies: Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629) and Hebrew Learning in the Seventeenth-Century (1996), and edited Jews, Judaism and the Reformation in Sixteenth Century Germany (2006) with Dean P. Bell

Current Research
1. Luther’s 1543 anti-Jewish polemical books
2. Jewish printing as reflected in German archival records


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