Dr. Mickey L. Mattox
Mickey L. Mattox, Ph.D.

Mickey L. Mattox (Ph.D., Duke University) is a historical theologian primarily interested in the Protestant Reformation, especially Martin Luther. At Marquette he teaches “Foundations of Theology,” as well as a variety of specialized courses including “Theology in the Writings of C.S. Lewis,” “Theology of Martin Luther,” and “Theology in the Reformation.” He also teaches required MA courses and PhD-level seminars, and he regularly advises graduate students writing theses or dissertations. Inquiries from prospective graduate students are welcome.

Before joining the Marquette faculty, Mattox was Research Professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research (Strasbourg, France), where he consulted for some of the international ecumenical dialogues sponsored by the Lutheran World Federation (Geneva), including the International Lutheran­–Orthodox Joint Commission, and the Anglican–Lutheran International Working Group.

Mattox is Deputy Editor of Reformation & Renaissance Review and associate editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther (Oxford, 2017). He is a member of the Society for Reformation Studies (Cambridge), the Sixteenth Century Studies Society, the North American Luther Forum, and the International Luther Congress.

Selected Books

Iohannes Oecolampadius: An Exposition of Genesis (Marquette University Press, 2013)

Changing Churches: An Orthodox, Catholic, and Lutheran Theological Conversation, with A.G. Roeber (Eerdmans, 2012)

Defender of the Most Holy Matriarchs: Martin Luther's Interpretation of the Women of Genesis in the Enarrationes in Genesin (1535-1545) (Brill, 2003)

Selected Articles and Chapters

“Faith in Creation: God in Martin Luther’s Sermons on Genesis 1.” Forthcoming in Trinity Journal

“Lectures on Psalms 51 and 72, 1513-1515.” In The Annotated Luther. Vol. 6: The Interpretation of Scripture. Ed. Euan Cameron. (Fortress, 2017)

“God at the Center of Everyday Life: The ‘Secular’ Martin Luther.” In Who is Jesus Christ for Us Today? Ed. Paul R. Hinlicky and R. David Nelson. (ALPB, 2017)

“Eve in Early Reformation Exegesis: The Case of Johannes Oecolampadius.” Reformation and Renaissance Review 17:2 (July 2015)

“Retrieving Luther?” Pro Ecclesia XXII:3 (2013)

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For further detail on Mattox’s work and publications, see his Curriculum Vitae

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