Volker Leppin

Volker Leppin has taught Church history at several German and Swiss universities for more than twenty years before joining Yale in 2021. His main interest of research lies in the field of religious history of the Middle Ages and Early modern Times, especially the Lutheran reformation. He focuses on the lineages between medieval spirituality, particularily mysticism, and the teaching of the reformers. In general, he understands Reformation rather as a transformation of the the medieval world than as a stark rupture. To do so, he puts reformation it into a broader religious and cultural frame.


Understanding Medieval Piety
Luthers mystische Wurzeln
A Late Medieval Life
Studien zu den Wandlungsprozessen in Theologie und Frömmigkeit zwischen Spätmittelalter und Reformation