Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern European History
Education: Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London, 2008; M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary, 2002; B.A., Southeastern University, 1992
Christopher J. Probst teaches courses in Western Civilization and modern European history, including Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. His research focuses on Protestant views of Jews and Judaism in twentieth-century Germany; he is most interested in how German Protestants viewed Jews and Judaism before, during and after the Holocaust. In 2008 he was a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum.
His book, Demonizing the Jews: Luther and the Protestant Church in Nazi Germany (Indiana University Press, forthcoming April 2012) is about Nazi-era German Protestant theologians and ministers who wrote theological articles, preached sermons and gave public lectures on the subject of Martin Luther's sixteenth-century writings about Jews and Judaism. His article, "‘An Incessant Army of Demons': Wolf Meyer-Erlach, Luther, and ‘the Jews' in Nazi Germany," appeared in the winter 2009 issue of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
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