Prof. Dr. Jan Stievermann
Professor of the History of Christianity
in the U.S.
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
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JAN STIEVERMANN is Professor of the History of Christianity in the U.S. at Heidelberg University, and director of the Jonathan Edwards Center Germany. He has written and edited books and essays on a broad range of topics in the fields of American religious history and American literature, including a comprehensive study of the theology and aesthetics of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Schoeningh, 2007). He co-edited A Peculiar Mixture: German-Language Cultures and Identities in Eighteenth-Century North America (Pennsylvania State UP, 2013) and Religion and the Marketplace in the United States (Oxford UP, 2014). His most recent publications are the edition of vol. 5 of Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana (Mohr Siebeck, 2015) and a book-length study of this hitherto unexplored source entitled Prophecy, Piety, and the Problem of Historicity: Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures in Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana (Mohr Siebeck, 2016). For the Biblia-project as a whole (10 vols.) he also serves as the executive editor.