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Michael Halvorson

Associate Professor of History

Michael Halvorson, Associate Professor of History, PLU
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Dr. Michael Halvorson will be presenting Jewish-Christian Relation in Sixteenth Century Germany.

This presentation examines the complex relationship between European Christians and European Jews in Sixteenth Century Germany. Particular attention will be paid to Martin Luther’s controversial statements on the Jews, and later episodes of polemic, persecution, and tolerance that came in their wake.

In addition to teaching in the History Department, Michael Halvorson (PLU ’85) is a member of the PLU International Honors faculty. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington and has taught at PLU since 2003. His recent publications about Jewish-Christian relations in Europe include Heinrich Heshusius and Confessional Polemic in Early Lutheran Orthodoxy (Ashgate, 2010) and Defining Community in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate, 2008), co-edited with Karen E. Spierling.