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Barbara Pitkin

pitkin@stanford.edu
bldg 70 rm 72j1
650.723.2895

Barbara Pitkin specializes in the history of Christian thought, with a particular emphasis on the religious developments in late medieval and early modern Europe. She received her B.A. in German language and literature from Carleton College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Dr. Pitkin teaches courses on the history and future of Christianity, sixteenth-century reformations, the history of biblical interpretation, and women and religion. She is the author of What Pure Eyes Could See: Calvin’s Doctrine of Faith in its Exegetical Context (Oxford University Press, 1999)and co-editor of The Formation of Clerical and Confessional Identities in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2006). Recent articles include “Calvin’s Mosaic Harmony: Biblical Exegesis and Early Modern Legal History,” which appeared in the Sixteenth Century Journal and “John Calvin, Fran├žois Hotman, and the Living Lessons of Sacred History,” which appeared in Politics, Gender, and Belief: Essays in Memory of Robert Kingdon(Droz, 2014). She is vice president and program chair of the Calvin Studies Society.

Courses 2014-2015

RELIGST 26: The Bible and its Interpreters (fall)
RELIGST 126: Protestant Reformation (fall)
RELIGST 117: Christianity in 21st-century America (winter)
RELIGST 298: Senior Colloquium (spring)

Courses 2013-2014

RELIGST 144: John Calvin and Christian Faith (fall)
RELIGST 236 | 336: European Reformations, with Laura Stokes (winter)
RELIGST 117: Christianity in 21st-century America (spring)
RELIGST 298: Senior Colloquium (spring)