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John Maxfield

John Maxfield
Associate Professor; Coordinator, MA Program
Phone: 780.378.8455
Office: FH 308

Education
PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
MA, Indiana University
MDiv, Concordia Theological Seminary
BA, Gettysburg College
AA, Bethany Lutheran College

Courses Regularly Taught
REL 248 The Christian Tradition (= HIS 206 History of Christianity)
BCS 559/REL 359 Theology of Luther (= HIS 309 Luther and the Reformation)
BCS 540/REL 340 The Rise of Western Christendom (= HIS 340 Light on Europe in the Dark Ages”)
REL 375 Christian Theology
BCS 576/REL 376 The Lutheran Confessions
REL 499 (Capstone Seminar, in rotation alternate years): The Reformation: Ecclesiology and Spirituality
BCS 642 Church History and Theology Seminar: Topics in Medieval Church History
BCS 643 Church History and Theology Seminar: The Reformation

Select Research
Luther’s Lectures on Genesis and the Formation of Evangelical Identity. Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, 80. Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2008.

Introduction, Translations, and Annotations, “Selected Letters of Pastoral and Spiritual Counsel.” In The Annotated Luther. Vol. 4: Pastoral Writings, edited by Mary Jane Haemig, 429-73. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

“Biblical Commentary: Old Testament.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther (accepted for publication, Oxford UP)

“Luther as a German Hero,” to appear in the section “Reception of Martin Luther,” in The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther (Cambridge University Press, submitted for publication)

“The Enduring Importance of Luther’s Christian Exposition of the Old Testament.” In Defending Luther’s Reformation: the Ongoing Significance of the Reformation at the 500th Anniversary of the Ninety-five Theses, edited by John A. Maxfield. St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House (forthcoming)

“Martin Luther as Professor of Theology and Teacher of the Bible: The Preface to His Genesis Lectures (1543).” Lutheran Theological Journal 49, no. 2 (August 2015): 74-85.

“Biblical Authority in the Lutheran Confessions.” In The Word They Still Shall Let Remain. Papers presented at the Congress on the Lutheran Confessions, Minneapolis, MN, May 4-6, 2011. Fort Wayne, IN: The Luther Academy, 2015.

“Luther and the Lutheran Confessions on Vocation.” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 24, no. 1 (Epiphany 2015): 29-36.

“Martin Luther’s Swan Song: Luther’s Students, Melanchthon, and the Publication of the Lectures on Genesis (1544-1554).” Lutherjahrbuch. Organ der internationalen Lutherforschung 81 (2014): 224-48.

“Martin Luther and Idolatry.” In The Reformation as Christianization: Essays on Scott Hendrix’s Christianization Thesis. Edited by Anna Marie Johnson and John A. Maxfield. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012

(with Anna Marie Johnson). Introduction to The Reformation as Christianization: Essays on Scott Hendrix’s Christianization Thesis.

“Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin on the Significance of Christ’s Death.” Concordia Theological Quarterly 75, nos. 1-2 (January/April 2011): 87-106.

Introduction and annotations to Martin Luther, Preface to Caspar Huberinus, On the Wrath and Mercy of God (1 Samuel 2 [:6]) and How One Should Comfort and Speak to the Dying (1534). Luther’s Works. American Edition, vol. 60:66-69. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2011.

Introduction and annotations to Martin Luther, Preface to Wenceslaus Linck, Annotations to the Five Books of Moses (1543). Luther’s Works. American Edition, vol. 60:295-302. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2011.

“The Freedom of the Will in Catholic Reform and Counter Reformation.” Evangelical Lutheran Synod Quarterly 49/1 (March 2009): 59-79.

“Martin Luther on Hearing Holy Scripture as the Word of God.” In The Pieper Lectures. Volume 9: The Bible in the History of the Lutheran Church. Edited by John A. Maxfield, 1-18. St. Louis: Concordia Historical Institute and The Luther Academy, 2005.

“Martin Luther on the Vocation(s) of Women.” In Feminism and the Church. Papers presented at the Congress on the Lutheran Confessions, Bloomingdale, IL, April 23-25, 2002. Edited by John A. Maxfield, 1-20. St. Louis: The Luther Academy, 2003.

“Divine Providence, History and Progress in Saint Augustine’s City of God.” Concordia Theological Quarterly 66/4 (October 2002): 339-60.

“Catholic or Heretic? Martin Luther as Rebel and Reformer.” In The Pieper Lectures. Volume 5: Lutheran Catholicity. Edited by John A. Maxfield, 34-57. St. Louis: Concordia Historical Institute and The Luther Academy, 2001.