Letter from the Editors (Summer 2024)

Contemporary Church History Quarterly

Volume 30, Number 2 (Summer 2024)

Letter from the Editors (Summer 2024)

By Lauren Faulkner Rossi, Simon Fraser University

Dear Friends,

As June turns into July, we reach the halfway mark of 2024, and I am excited to bring to you our second issue of the year along with exciting news about growing the ranks of our editorial board as well as upcoming conferences in the second half of this year.

Munich Marienplatz during the failed Beer Hall Putsch. By Bundesarchiv, Bild 119-1486 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5415949.

This issue features a book review from Kevin P. Spicer on Michael Brenner’s 2022 work, In Hitler’s Munich: Jews, the Revolution, and the Rise of Nazism. Manfred Gailus has written a detailed review of Helge-Fabien Hertz’s three-volume work on Protestant pastors in Schleswig-Holstein during the Third Reich, based on his doctoral dissertation; I’ve provided the English translation of this review, which was originally written in German for H-Soz-Kult. Lastly, Kyle Jantzen delivers a thoughtful note about Udi Greenberg’s article, “Catholics, Protestants, and the Violent Birth of European Religious Pluralism,” which appeared in The American Historical Review in 2019.

Our editorial board is larger by three! I am thrilled to welcome our newest editorial board members: Martina Cucchiara of Bluffton University; Jonathan Huener of the University of Vermont; and Gerald J. Steinacher of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Our entire team of editors is looking forward to working with this trio of engaged and active scholars who have established their excellence in researching and writing about central and eastern European church history.

Our associate managing editor Rebecca Carter-Chand is happy to announce a conference featuring contributions from the combined editorial boards of Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte (KZG) and our own Contemporary Church History Quarterly (CCHQ). Rebecca will be helping to host the conference at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, this October. Please see the formal Call for Papers included in this month’s issue for more details.

Looking ahead, I am eager to share that, after relatively slender issues to start 2024, we will have two very ample issues to round out the year, in September and December; these issues will include multiple book and article reviews as well as conference reports from several editors, including our newest team members. I invite you, as the reader, to let us know about any major conferences, exhibitions, websites, or films that we should know about to review, by contacting me directly.

On behalf of my associate editors and the editorial board,

Lauren Faulkner Rossi, Simon Fraser University