Publications

In preparation

Reinventing Protestant Germany: Religion, Nation, and Democracy after Nazism, book manuscript

“Judeo-Christianity after Auschwitz: Critical Theory, Liberation Theology, and Religious Difference in the New Europe,” article in preparation

Review of Martin Jay, Genesis and Validity: The Theory and Practice of Intellectual History, in preparation for Contemporary Political Theory

Submitted

“Democracy as an Interpretive Process: The Protestant Debate about Conscientious Objection in the Early Federal Republic of Germany.” Submitted.

Forthcoming

“In the Presence of Absence: Transformations of the Confessional Divide in West Germany after the Holocaust.” In Germany and the Confessional Divide, 1871-1989, eds. Mark Edward Ruff and Thomas Großbölting. Under contract with Berghahn Books (forthcoming fall 2021).

“Psychoanalyse und Neukantianismus. Zu den Ursprüngen der Dialektik von Psyche und Gesellschaft beim jungen Adorno.” German translation and commentary on “The Origins of Adorno’s Psycho-Social Dialectic.” Forthcoming in Psyche: Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse und ihre Anwendungen.

2021

Review of Jeremy Best, Heavenly Fatherland: German Missionary Culture and Globalization in the Age of Empire. German Studies Review 44, no. 3: 607-609.

“The Limits of Human Jurisdiction”: Protestantism, War Crimes Trials, and Human Rights in Occupied Germany. Journal of Modern History 93, no. 2: 363-400.

Review of Yael Almog, Secularism and Hermeneutics. German Studies Review 44, no. 2: 401-403.

Review of John P. R. Eicher, Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age. H-Transnational German Studies.

2020

with Susan O. Rieder. “Teacher’s Guide on Exile and Community: The Life of Carola Domar.” Northampton, MA: Mass Humanities.

The Unfinished Project of Enlightenment. Essay on Jürgen Habermas, Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie [This Too a History of Philosophy]. Boston Review. June 18, 2020. [Third most-read essay published in Boston Review in 2020]

Review of Edward Baring, Converts to the Real: Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy. Church History 89, no. 1: 224-226.

2019

The Origins of Adorno’s Psycho-Social Dialectic: Psychoanalysis and Neo-Kantianism in the Young Adorno. Modern Intellectual History 16, no. 2: 501-529.

Justifying Democracy: Johannes Heckel, Ernst Wolf, and the Recasting of Luther’s Theology of Resistance in Postwar Germany. In Kulturelle Wirkungen der Reformation / Cultural Impact of the Reformation, eds. Klaus Fitschen et al. Vol. 1. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt. 451-460.

2018

Review of Eric Kurlander, Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. Reading Religion (American Academy of Religion).

Review of Albert Monshan Wu, From Christ to Confucius: German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950. H-Diplo.

Introduction to H-Diplo Roundtable on Mark Edward Ruff, The Battle for the Catholic Past in Germany, 1945-1980. H-Diplo.

Faith for This World: Protestantism and the Reconstruction of Constitutional Democracy in Germany, 1933-1968. PhD Dissertation, Harvard University.

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