Maximilian M. Scholz

Assistant Professor

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Bellamy 449

Maximilian Scholz is a historian of religion who specializes on the Reformation. His current book project, titled “Exile and the Recasting of the Reformation: Frankfurt am Main, 1554-1618” explores the fate and impact of Reformation exiles by looking at one center of exile life, the German city of Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Scholz contends that exiles determined the nature of religious change in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. He also believes that Europe’s early modern exile crisis can (and should) inform current debates about refugee accommodation. Dr. Scholz also researches the impact of the Reformation on Europe’s Jewish communities. His work has appeared in the Journal of Urban History.


Dr. Scholz received his B.A., M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught courses at Yale College, Yale Divinity School, and at Fairfield University. Immediately before coming to FSU, he held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Germany.


Recent Publications:

“Exile, Accommodation, and the Advent of Confessions: The Case of Frankfurt’s Reformed

            Walloons.” In Reformed Majorities and Minorities, edited by Herman Selderhuis

            (Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht: Forthcoming in 2017).


“Over Our Dead Bodies: The Fight Over Cemetery Construction in Nineteenth-Century

            London.” Journal of Urban History. Advance online publication. May 12, 2015. DOI: