Nathan Rein has been teaching at Ursinus since 2002. His main field is the history of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. His research has focused in particular on the relations
- B.A., Columbia University
- Ph.D., Harvard University
- World Religions (RELS-111)
- What Is Religion? (RELS-212)
- Christianity: An Introduction (RELS-233)
- Religion and Violence (RELS-327)
- Religious Diversity in Southeastern Pennsylvania (RELS-328)
- The Protestant Reformation (RELS-365)
- CIE 1 and CIE 2
History of Christianity
The Protestant Reformation in Germany
Theory of Religion
Religion and violence
- The Chancery of God: Protestant Print, Polemic, and Propaganda against the Empire, Magdeburg 1546-1551 (Routledge, 2008).
- “Enemy Brothers: Gary Lease and the Scholarship of Religion.” Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 21 (2009).
- “From the history of religions to the history of ‘religion’: the Protestant Reformation and the challenge to sui generis religion.” In: R. Head, ed., Orthodoxies and heterodoxies in early modern German culture: order and creativity, 1500-1750 (Brill, 2007).
- Co-chair, American Academy of Religion, History of Christianity section, 2006-2012.
- Associate editor, Bulletin for the Study of Religion.