Church History: Studies in

Christianity and Culture

Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles and book reviews covering all areas of the history of Christianity and its cultural contexts in all places and times, including its non-Western expressions. Specialists and historians of Christianity in general find Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture an international publication regularly cited throughout the world and an invaluable resource.

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The journal of Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, is proud to announce its special issue for December 2017 issue (volume 86, issue 4):

Material Culture in the Reformation: Art, Objects, and Ideas

The Reformation was about ideas and power – those two invisible, intangible, omnipresent forces in human society. Yet it also expressed itself through physical objects: physical things served as the means to embody, to communicate, to remember, and as vehicles for beliefs and ideas. In this special issue scholars examine the intimate entanglement of beliefs with the material and the aesthetic, and vice versa. The Reformation offers an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between ideas and matter. The essays in this special issue do this in various interconnecting and illuminating ways.


This issue features an introduction by Euan Cameron alongside the following original articles:

“Print and the Reformation: A Drama in Three Acts,” Andrew Pettegree
“Hans Holbein the Younger and Reformation Bible Production,” David H. Price
“Between New Ideals and Conservatism: The Early Lutheran Church Interior in Sixteenth-Century Denmark,” Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen
“Art and the Artist in the Lutheran Reformation: Johannes Mathesius and Joachimsthal,” Christopher Boyd Brown
“Recycling the Sacred: Material Culture and Cultural Memory after the English Reformation,” Alexandra Walsham
“‘Finding Luther’: Toward an Archaeology of the Reformer and the Earliest Reformation,” Louis D. Nebelsick, Tomoko Emmerling

This issue also contains book reviews and a list of books received. For more information about this issue, see