Nebraska Authors

Stephen G. Burnett

Born 1956

University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor and author of several books, Burnett is the husband of fellow UNL History professor Amy Burnett

Places Lived

Madison, WI
Deerfield, IL
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Jewish History


Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and in History, 1978, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Master of Arts Degree in Old Testament Studies, 1982, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Master of Arts Degree in Hebrew and Semitic Studies, 1983, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies, 1990, University of Wisconsin at Madison


Professor in Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1993-current)

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Received the 1993 Brewer Prize, awarded by the Council of the American Society of Church History for his manuscript, "From the Jews' Own Books: Johann Buxtorf, Christian Hebraism, and the Emergence of Jewish Studies"
Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, 2015


American Academy of Religion
Association of Jewish Studies
Society for Reformation Research


From Christian Hebraism to Jewish Studies: Johannes Buxtorf and Hebrew Learning in the Seventeenth-Century. 1996.
Jews, Judaism and the Reformation in Sixteenth Century Germany. 2006.
Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660): Authors, Books, and the
Transmission of Jewish Learning.

Has published many articles in scholarly journals and books

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