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Reformations

By Meeter Center
The podcast for the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies
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Reformations Conversation with David Noe
Meeter Center Curator Paul Fields and Calvin University Classics Professor David Noe discuss Dr. Noe's translation of two letters by Calvin in his new book _God or Baal: Two Letters on the Reformation of Worship and Pastoral Service_ (Reformation Heritage Books, 2020).
16:46
May 14, 2021
Reformations Conversation: Trends in Reformation Studies
This episode features fascinating insights into trends and lines of enquiry in Reformation studies, led by three noted Reformation scholars: Susan Karant-Nunn, director emerita of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona; Victoria Christman (Luther College), and Beth Plummer, who holds the Susan Karant-Nunn Chair in Reformation and Early Modern History at the University of Arizona. Susan Karant-Nunn's research has primarily focused on various aspects of the Lutheran Reformation, including most recently _The Personal Luther: Essays on the Reformer from a Cultural Historical Perspective_ (Brill, 2017). Her forthcoming work, co-edited with Ute Lotz-Heumann, is titled _The Cultural History of the Reformations: Theories and Applications_. Among their many works, Beth Plummer and Victoria Christman co-edited a festschrift in Susan Karant-Nunn's honor, titled _Cultural Shifts and Religious Transformations in Europe_ (Brill, 2020).
01:21:33
April 13, 2021
Reformations Conversation: Reformed Worship Practices
In this conversation, Meeter Center director Karin Maag, author of _Worshiping with the Reformers_, (IVP 2021) is joined by Dr. Graeme Murdock, associate professor in European History at Trinity College Dublin. https://www.ivpress.com/worshiping-with-the-reformers
01:12:27
February 22, 2021
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Raymond Mentzer
Listen in as Dr. Maag chats with Raymond Mentzer.  Dr. Mentzer is professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa, where he holds the Daniel J. Krumm Family Chair in Reformation Studies.  His work focuses on the sixteenth and seventeenth century French Reformed community.  In this conversation, he and Dr. Maag discuss Reformed studies today, and look at where scholarly trends in the area are headed.
37:40
December 11, 2020
Reformations Conversation: Church Discipline in the Reformation Era
Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Watt, Professor of History at the University of Mississippi. author of _The Consistory and Social Discipline in Calvin's Geneva_, published by the University of Rochester Press (2020). Dr. Watt is joined by Dr. Scott Manetsch (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Dr. Karen Spierling (Denison University), for a three-way conversation on this fascinating topic, followed by a moderated Q&A based on audience questions.
01:24:40
November 12, 2020
Reformations Conversation: Baptism in the Reformation Era
Dr. Lyle Bierma and Dr. Yudha Thianto discuss aspects of baptism in the Reformed church.  Lyle Bierma is professor of historical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.  His upcoming book, _Font of Pardon and New Life: John Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism_, will be published by Oxford University Press in early 2021.  He talks here about Calvin’s theology of baptism.  Yudha Thianto is professor of theology at Trinity Christian College, and here he discusses his research on the practice of Reformed baptism in seventeenth-century Java. Unfortunately the recording begins about three minutes in, so the introductions are missing, but the rest is still worth hearing.  Have a listen.
01:07:22
November 12, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Rebekah Earnshaw
Listen in as Dr. Maag talks with Rebekah Earnshaw, assistant professor of theology at Dordt University.  Dr. Earnshaw recently published _Creator and Creation According to Calvin_ on Genesis (July 2020 Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage).
21:30
October 30, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Richard Muller
In this Reformations Conversation, Dr. Maag chats with Richard Muller, whose latest book, _Grace and Freedom: William Perkins and the Early Modern Understanding of Free Choice and Divine Grace_, is just out with Oxford University Press.  Dr. Muller is the PJ Zondervan Professor Emeritus at Calvin Theological Seminary, and the Senior Fellow at the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research.  Have a listen.
25:02
October 16, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Forrest Buckner
Join us for the next in our series of interviews with authors of recent books on Calvin, Calvinism, and the Reformation. Today's conversation features Dr. Forrest Buckner from Whitworth University on his recent book, _Uncovering Calvin's God: John Calvin on Predestination and the Love of God (Fortress Academic, August 2020).
21:08
September 3, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Barbara Pitkin
Listen in as Meeter Center director Karin Maag interviews Dr. Barbara Pitkin (Stanford University) on her brand-new book, _Calvin, the Bible, and History_, published by Oxford University Press in June 2020.
22:24
July 29, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Frans Van Liere
Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag chats with Dr. Frans van Liere, Professor of History at Calvin University.  Listen in as they discuss the advantages and shortcomings of using digitized scholarly materials, as well as scholars' growing interest in medieval Africa and Asia.
28:18
March 12, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Stephan Van der Watt
This time, Dr. Maag chats with Stephan Van der Watt, our inaugural recipient for the Meeter Family Fellowship.  Dr. Van der Watt, who grew up in South Africa, now teaches pastoral theology and care at Kobe Reformed Theological Seminary in Japan.   His experiences have given him a unique and valuable perspective on presenting Reformed ideas in a contemporary and non-European context.
28:49
March 5, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Martin Klauber
In this episode, Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag sits down with Martin Klauber, 2019 recipient of the Emo Van Halsema Fellowship at the Meeter Center. Dr. Klauber studied under Bob Kingdon at the University of Wisconsin, and now teaches at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois.  
25:41
February 27, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Alice Chapman
In this episode, Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag chats with Dr. Alice Chapman, Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Chapman discusses how a physiology major at Utah State became a professor of Medieval history, and why the Meeter Center and Hekman Library are such valuable resources for her work.
31:48
February 20, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Paul Fields
In this episode, Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag chats with Paul Fields about curating the Meeter Center collection, the importance of rare 16th-century books you can actually touch, and why it matters that scholars can research and work in person at the Meeter Center.  Mr. Fields is the Meeter Center Curator and the theological librarian on the fourth floor of Hekman Library at Calvin University.
23:58
February 13, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Laura Smit
In this episode, Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag chats with Reverend Dr. Laura Smit, Professor of Religion at Calvin University and Assistant Pastor of Good Shepherd ECO Presbyterian Church.  Listen as they discuss the importance of beauty in Reformed theology, and the continuity between medieval theology and Calvinism.
21:12
February 6, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Andrew Spicer
Listen in as Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag sits down with Dr. Andrew Spicer, Professor of Early Modern European History at Oxford Brookes University.  Dr. Spicer discusses his research on sacred spaces and Reformed churches.
25:35
January 30, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Hyun-Ah Kim
In this episode, Dr. Maag sits down with Hyun-Ah Kim, our 2019 Meeter Family Fellowship recipient. Dr. Kim is a postdoctoral fellow at the Theological University in Kampen, in the Netherlands.  Her work focuses on the history and theology of music in the Judaeo-Christian tradition, and particularly in Reformed churches.
24:44
January 23, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Eric MacPhail
Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag sits down to chat with Eric MacPhail, Professor of French and Italian from Indiana University Bloomington. Professor MacPhail was awarded the Friends of the Meeter Center Fellowship for 2019. He came to the Meeter Center to complete research for his book, _Atheist's Progress: Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment_ (Routledge, 2019).
35:15
January 14, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Susan Felch
Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag sits down with Dr. Susan Felch, Professor of English at Calvin University. Dr. Felch recently finished editing a book on the English Reformer Anne Lock, and is currently the executive editor of a seven-volume critical edition of the works of William Tyndale, which will be published by Catholic University of America Press.
38:26
January 8, 2020
Reformations Conversation: A Talk with Richard Muller
Meeter Center Director Dr. Karin Maag talks with Richard Muller, Emeritus Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and a noted expert on Calvin and Calvinism. Dr. Muller discusses his early career, what got him interested in Reformation studies, and offers tips for new graduate students.
28:10
December 18, 2019