Publications

In preparation

Reinventing Protestant Germany: Religion, Nation, and Democracy after Nazism, book manuscript under contract with Harvard University Press.

“Reclaiming Homelands: Habsburg Legacies of ‘National Autonomy’ in Postwar International Refugee Law,” in preparation for Beyond Left and Right? Antiliberal Internationalism in the Twentieth Century, ed. Matthijs Lok et al.

Forthcoming

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

2023

“Democratic Illusions: The Protestant Campaign for Conscientious Objection in the Early Federal Republic of Germany.” Central European History 56, no. 1: 71-91.

2022

“Psychoanalyse und Neukantianismus. Zu den Ursprüngen der Dialektik von Psyche und Gesellschaft beim jungen Adorno.” German translation of “The Origins of Adorno’s Psycho-Social Dialectic.” Psyche: Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse und ihre Anwendungen 76, no. 2: 139-182.

“In the Presence of Absence: Transformations of the Confessional Divide in West Germany after the Holocaust.” In Germany and the Confessional Divide: Religious Tensions and Political Culture, 1871-1989, eds. Mark Edward Ruff and Thomas Großbölting. New York: Berghahn Books. 216-241.

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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