Christopher Boyd Brown

Associate Professor of Church History

Dr. Christopher Boyd Brown is Associate Professor of Church History at Boston University School of Theology, where he has taught since 2003. He serves as General Editor of the American Edition of Luther’s Works, volumes 56-75 (2009-).

Selected Publications

Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation. Harvard Historical Studies 148. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.

“Calvin and Luther.” In John Calvin in Context, ed. R. Ward Holder. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, in press.

“Art and the Artist in the Lutheran Reformation: Johannes Mathesius and Joachimsthal.” Church History 86.4 (December 2017), pp. 1081-1120.

“Aby slovo Boží mělo volnou cestu: Dějiny a teologie luterské liturgie.” Lutheranus (Prague) 5 (2015): 98-112.

“Erasmus against Augustine and Wittenberg: The Ecclesiastes and the De doctrina Christiana.” Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte / Archive for Reformation History 104 (2013):9-34.

“The Reformation of Marriage in Lutheran Wedding Preaching.” Seminary Ridge Review 15.2 (Spring 2013):1-25.

“Devotional Life in Liturgy, Hymns, Music, and Prayer.” In Lutheran Ecclesiastical Culture: 1550-1675, ed. Robert Kolb. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition 11. Leiden: Brill, 2008. Pp. 205-258.

“Paul Gerhardt in Context: Lutheran Hymnody, the Second Reformation, and the Thirty Years’ War.” Journal of the Good Shepherd Institute 8 (2007):15-31.

“Sixteenth-Century Midwives and the Lutheran Doctrine of Vocation.” Journal of Lutheran Ethics 4.2 (February 2004).

Editor, Sixteenth-Century Biographies of Martin Luther. Luther’s Works, companion volume. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2018.

Editor, Martin Luther, Annotations on Matthew Chapters 1-18 / Sermons on the Gospel of St. Matthew Chapter 18. Luther’s Works 67. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2015.

Editor, Martin Luther, Prefaces I, Luther’s Works 59. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2012.

Editor, Martin Luther, Prefaces II, Luther’s Works 60. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2011.

Editor, Martin Luther, Sermons V (1539-1546), Luther’s Works 58. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2010.

Editor, Martin Luther, Sermons on the Gospel of St. John, Chapters 17-20, Luther’s Works 69. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2009.

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