Directors & Advisors

2022 is the first year for the research and tutoring programs at the Wittenberg Center for Reformation Studies. Ashley Null will concentrate on the English Reformation and Andreas Stegmann will focus on the German Reformation.

A number of renowned scholars will come to Wittenberg to present their research on the Reformation.

Director for English Reformation Studies

Dr. Ashley Null

Ashley Null studied Creative Writing at Southern Methodist University (BA) and Protestant theology at Yale Divinity School (MDiv and STM). He pursued his doctoral studies on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Cambridge, where he now also holds a Bachelors of Divinity. He is an adjunct professor and research fellow at numerous academic institutions around the world. His research interests are Thomas Cranmer, Reformation history, Anglicanism, and the pastoral care of elite athletes.
Director for German Reformation Studies

Dr. Andreas Stegmann

Andreas Stegmann studied Protestant theology at the universities of Halle-Wittenberg, Marburg, and Tübingen. He continued his doctoral and postdoctoral studies at Humboldt University (Berlin). He is a lecturer for Church History at the Theological Faculty of Humboldt University. His research interests are Reformation history, early modern Lutheranism, Brandenburg church history and the Transformation of Protestantism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.
Teaching Fellow - Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaufmann

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaufmann is Professor for Church History at the University of Göttingen. He is Germany’s leading scholar on Reformation history. In 2020 he received Germany’s most prestigious academic award, the Leibniz Prize, awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council).

As part of the Wittenberg Summer Course 2022, Thomas Kaufmann will discuss his latest research on the Reformation and print.

Teaching Fellow - Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wendebourg

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wendebourg teaches Church History at Humboldt University in Berlin. She held the chair for Reformation History in the Theological Faculty from 2002 to 2017.

As part of the 2022 Wittenberg Summer Course, she will discuss three of her favourite research topics: sixteenth-century sacramental theology, Reformation and music, as well as Luther and the Jews.

Teaching Fellow - Tübingen

Dr. Matthias Deuschle

Dr. Matthias Deuschle is a lecturer in Church History at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen and Director of Studies at the Albrecht Bengel House, where Protestant pastors and Religious Education teachers for Württemberg are trained. He specializes in the history of the Reformation in Southwest Germany and in nineteenth-century Prussian church history.

As part of the Wittenberg Summer Course 2022 on the German Reformation, Matthias Deuschle will discuss his research on the Reformation in Southwest Germany.

Teaching Fellow - Cambridge

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh

Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh is University Associate Professor of New Testament Theology and Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge. From autumn on he will be a professor at Beeson Divinity School.

As part of the Wittenberg Summer Course 2022, he will discuss his research on Luther intepreting Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians.

Research Fellow - Ryle Seminary (Ottawa)

Prof. Dr. Steven Griffin

Steven Griffin (PhD, Historical Theology, McGill University) teaches theology and church history at Ryle Seminary in Ottawa, Canada, and in the Spanish Program of Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Given his particular interest in the theology of Spanish Protestant reformers such as Casiodoro de Reina (c. 1520-1594)  and Antonio del Corro (1527-1591), he will use the opportunity as a 2022 Research Fellow at the Wittenberg Center for Reformation Studies to look further into the special impact of German and Swiss reformers on the confessional theology of their Spanish counterparts.

US Retreat Leader - Jacksonville, FL

Rev. John Fonville

Rev. John Fonville, MDiv. is the founding rector of Paramount Church, a church plant in Jacksonville, Florida, in the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America. He is passionate about the power of Reformation theology to transform the lives of Christians wearied by always having to prove their worth. John and his wife, Kathryn, live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and have six children.

Pastor - Malsfeld

Dr. Henning Reinhardt

Henning Reinhardt is pastor for four villages near Kassel and head of studies for his deanery. His research interests are Luther’s sacramental theology and Reformation attempts of dialogue and understanding. In 2018, his book on the ‘Wittenberg Concord’ of 1536 was awarded the ‘Martin Luther Prize’ (Luthergesellschaft e.V.).
In the 2022 Wittenberg Summer Course he will present his research about the Wittenberg Concord and share his experiences in working with archival material.

Teaching Fellow - St. Louis

Prof. Dr. Robert Kolb

Robert Kolb is professor emeritus of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (Missouri). His research focuses on Martin Luther’s theology and the history of the Reformation and post-Reformation period.
As part of the Wittenberg Summer Course 2022 he will visit together with the Student Fellow the Luther House in Wittenberg and discuss the development of Luther’s theology.

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