Nebraska Authors

Lewis Spitz

AKA: Reverend Lewis William Spitz, Jr.

Born 1922-12-14 Bertrand, NE (USA)

Died 1999-12-22
Stanford, CA (USA)

Palo Alto, CA (USA)
Alta Mesa Memorial Park

Places Lived

Stanford, CA
Chicago, IL
Cambridge, MA
Concordia, MO
St. Louis, MO

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History; Religion


Undergraduate Studies, 1940-1942, St. Paul's College, Concordia, MO
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1944, Concordia College
Bachelor of Divinity Degree, 1947, Concordia Seminary
Graduate Studies, 1943-1948, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master of Arts Degree, 1948, University of Missouri
Ph.D., 1954, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Assistant Professor of History
Associate Professor of History

Places Worked

University of Missouri
Stanford University
Fulbright Professor for the Institute for European History, Mainz, Germany


Fulbright Scholar, University of Vienna, 1952-53
Guggenheim Fellow, 1956-57
Huntington Library Fellow, 1959
Fulbright Professor, Institute for European History, Mainz, Germany, 1960-61
Huntington Library Fellow, 1959
American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, 1960-61
Danforth Associates Award for Teaching, 1964-65


American Historical Association
American Society for Reformation Research (President)
Renaissance Society of America
Luther-Gesellschaft, Concordia Historical Institute
Society for Religion in Higher Education


Conrad Celtis, the German Arch-Humanist. 1957.
Career of the Reformer IV. 1960.
The Reformation - Material or Spiritual? 1962.
The Religious Renaissance of the German Humanists. 1963.
Church and State Under God. Contributor, 1964.
Major Crises in Western Civilization. Editor, 1965.
Life in Two Worlds - William Sihler. 1966.
The Protestant Reformation. 1966.

Contributor to professional and religious journals
Editor of Journal of Modern History

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