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Amy N. Burnett

Amy N. Burnett

Professor of History; Co-Chair Undergraduate Studies

Contact Information:


626 Oldfather Hall

Department of History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Phone: (402) 472-3240
Fax: (402) 472-8839
E-mail: email address


Joined the Department:

August 1989

Amy Nelson Burnett is a specialist in early modern European history. Her research focuses on the early modern Protestant clergy and the early Reformed tradition more generally. She is the author of Karlstadt and the Origins of the Eucharistic Controversy: A Study in the Circulation of Ideas (2011), as well as translator and editor of The Eucharistic Pamphlets of Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt (2011) and editor of John Calvin, Myth and Reality: Images and Impact of Geneva's Reformer, Papers of the 2009 Calvin Studies Society Colloquium (2011). Her book Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and their Message in Basel, 1529-1629 (2006) was awarded the Gerald Strauss Prize of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and The Yoke of Christ: Martin Bucer and Christian Discipline (1996) won the Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History. She has published numerous essays and articles on the Protestant Reformation in southern Germany and Switzerland. She was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ (2009) and received fellowships from the American Philosophical society (2010) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2001, 2004).

From 2001-2009 Professor Burnett was one of three faculty coordinators of the Peer Review of Teaching Project, which supports faculty in assessing and documenting their teaching and the student learning that results. Together with Daniel Bernstein, Amy Goodburn, and Paul Savory, she is co-author of Making Teaching and Learning Visible: Course Portfolios and the Peer Review of Teaching, and, with Drs. Savory and Goodburn, of Inquiry into the College Classroom: A Journey Toward Scholarly Teaching. She received a College Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1999 and was inducted into UNL's Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2007.


Expertise:

  • Reformation
  • Renaissance
  • Early Modern Germany


Books:

Burnett, Amy N., ed. John Calvin, Myth and Reality: Images and Impact of Geneva's Reformer. Cascade, 2011.
Burnett, Amy N., ed. The Eucharistic Pamphlets of Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt. Truman State University Press, 2011.
Burnett, Amy N. Karlstadt and the Origins of the Eucharistic Countroversy. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Paul Savory, Amy Burnett, N.and Amy Goodburn,. Inquiry into the College Classroom: A Journey Toward Scholarly Teaching. Jossey-Bass, 2007.
Daniel Bernstein, Amy Burnett, N.Amy Goodburn, and Paul Savory,. Making Teaching and Learning Visible: Course Portfolios and the Peer Review of Teaching. Anker Publishing, 2006.
Burnett, Amy N. Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and their Message in Basel, 1529-1629. Oxford University Press, 2006.
Burnett, Amy N. The Yoke of Christ: Martin Bucer and Christian Discipline. Sixteenth Century Journal, 1994.

Book Chapters, Introductions, & Essays:

Chapters:
Burnett, Amy N. "Contributors to the Reformed Tradition". In Reformation and Early Modern Europe: A Guide to Research, pp. 25-56. Truman State University Press, 2008.
Burnett, Amy N. "Local Boys and Peripatetic Scholars: Theology Students in Basel, 1542-1642". In Konfession, Migration und Elitenbildung: Studien zur Theologenausbildung des 16. Jahrhunderts, 109-39. Brill, 2008.
Burnett, Amy N. "Heinrich Bullinger and the Problem of Eucharistic Concord". In Heinrich Bullinger. Life—Thought—Influence. Zurich, Aug. 25-29, 2004, International Congress Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575), , 1: 233-50. TVZ, 2007.
Burnett, Amy N. "“‘Kilchen ist uff dem Radthus’? Conflicting Views of Magistrate and Ministry in Early Reformation Basel". In Debatten über Legitimation von Herrschaft. Politische Kommunikation in der Frühen Neuzeit, 49-65. Akademie Verlag, 2006.
Burnett, Amy N. "A Tale of Three Churches: Pastors and Parishes in Basel, Strasbourg, and Geneva". In Calvin and the Company of Pastors, 95-124. CRC Publications, 2004.
Burnett, Amy N. "Preparing the Pastors: Pastoral Training and Theological Education in Sixteenth-Century Basel". In The Past has Many Voices, Festschrift for Robert M. Kingdon, 131-151. Truman State University Press, 2003.
Burnett, Amy N. "Melanchthon’s Reception in Basel". In Melanchthon in Europe: His Work and Influence Beyond Wittenberg, 69-85. Baker, 1999.

Articles:

Burnett, Amy N. "The Social History of Communion and the Reformation of the Eucharist" Past and Present. (2011): 77-119.
Burnett, Amy N. "It Varies from Canton to Canton: Zurich, Basel, and the Swiss Reformation" Calvin Theological Journal. (2009): 251-62.
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Research Grants, Awards, and Fellowships:

Burnett, Amy N. "Sabbatical Fellowship." Sabbatical Fellowship.

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