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Dr. Mickey L. Mattox

Mickey L. Mattox
Dr. Mickey L. MattoxMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 323

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3736
Curriculum Vitae


Theology Department (Historical Theology)

Mickey L. Mattox (Ph.D., Duke University). I am a historical theologian interested primarily in Martin Luther and the Reformations of the sixteenth century. My work in historical theology is fundamentally ecumenical. In the quest to understand Luther better, I seek to uncover the catholic and evangelical character of Luther’s thought. To that end, I collaborate happily with a wide variety of Lutheran, Catholic, Evangelical, and Orthodox scholars. My books include:

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

The Substance of the Faith: Doctrinal Theology in the Tradition of Martin Luther (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008), with Denis Bielfeldt and Paul Hinlicky 

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

Iohannes Oecolampadius: An Exposition of Genesis, Reformation Texts with Translations (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2013)

In 2017 I served as Associate Editor on the international team of scholars that produced the 3-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther (Oxford University Press)

Expected in late-2019: Luther at Leipzig: Martin Luther, the Leipzig Debate, and the Reformations of the Sixteenth Century (Leiden: Brill), co-edited with Jonathan Mumme and Richard Serina

From Chaos to Cosmos: Martin Luther’s Catholic Worldview, in-progress, for Baker Academic.

I have also published many articles, book chapters, and reviews on Martin Luther, some of which can be accessed through the links below.

I presently serve as Deputy Editor of Reformation & Renaissance Review, and as Associate Editor for Pro Ecclesia.

For the past several years, I have also served as a fellow of the Creation Project at the Henry Century for Theological Understanding. My ongoing work on Luther’s cosmology has been greatly enhanced by what I have learned from the community of scientists and theologians brought together there.

At Marquette I enjoy teaching undergraduate students, especially “Foundations in Theology” (Theo 1001) and “Theology in the Writings of C.S. Lewis” (Theo 3230).

At the graduate level I teach both required MA courses and PhD-level seminars. I also supervise graduate research projects in Reformation theology, especially Martin Luther. Prospective graduate students interested in these topics are strongly encouraged to apply.


Luther Studies in a Catholic Context

Courses Taught

  • Historical Theology
  • Reformation Studies
  • Martin Luther

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