Archive for Reformation History

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Archive for Reformation History (German: Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte; ARG[1]) is a specialised international annual academic journal for the Reformation era, including articles and book reviews, with an annual supplement (Beiheft Literaturbericht) that provides a bibliography of literature in the discipline.[2][3]

It is a bilingual joint publication of the German Verein für Reformationsgeschichte and American Society for Reformation Research (SRR),[4][5] and also includes articles in French and Italian.[3]

Ute Lotz-Heumann is the European Managing Editor, with Brad S. Gregory und Randall C. Zachman as the North American Managing Editors.[citation needed]


The first volume of the journal was published in 1903/04 by Verlag Gerd Mohn, based in Gütersloh, under the auspices of the Verein für Reformationsgeschichte with Walter Friedensburg as the editor who served until his death in 1938.

Gerhard Ritter, appointed as the new editor in 1938, jointly developed a new concept for the magazine with Otto Scheel and Heinrich Bornkamm.

Publication was suspended between 1944–47 and 1949–50, with the Society for Reformation Research came on board in 1951, bring a more international dimension to the publication.[3]

Lewis Spitz was the managing director for eight years.[6]


  1. ^ Amy Nelson Burnett (2006). "Abbreviations". Teaching the Reformation: ministers and their message in Basel, 1529–1629. Oxford University Press US. p. 295. ISBN 0-19-530576-0. 
  2. ^ Ronald H. Fritze; Brian E. Coutts; Louis Andrew Vyhnanek (1990). Reference sources in history: an introductory guide. ABC-CLIO. pp. 49, 84. ISBN 0-87436-164-8. 
  3. ^ a b c Edward A. Goedeken (May 2001). "Journals of the Century in Modern History". The Serials Librarian. 39 (4): 41–67. doi:10.1300/J123v39n04_05. 
  4. ^ Charles Garfield Nauert (2006). The A to Z of the Renaissance. Scarecrow Press. p. 516. ISBN 0-8108-5393-0. 
  5. ^ Society for Reformation Research. "Constitution" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Historian Lewis Spitz dead at age 77". Stanford University. 1/5/00.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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