Thursday, March 19, 2020
Dr. Michael Bruening is a Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T).
His video about the anxiety of professors suddenly teaching online has, well, gone viral. You can enjoy it here, even if you're not a professor yourself.
Dr. Bruening is a historian of medieval and early modern Europe who specializes in the Reformation. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Virginia, and his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies. His first book, Calvinism's First Battleground, explores the origins of Calvinism in early modern Switzerland through the religious and political struggles between Catholics and Protestants in the region, as well as within Protestantism itself. In 2012, he published Epistolae Petri Vireti, a critical edition of the unedited correspondence of the Calvinist reformer Pierre Viret. He most recently published A Reformation Sourcebook: Documents from an Age of Debate, a reader for courses on the Reformation. At Missouri S&T, Dr. Bruening teaches early Western Civilization, as well as upper-level courses on pre-modern European history, from ancient Rome through the Reformation. He also teaches the history of Christianity and Islam. Before coming to Missouri S&T in 2007, Dr. Bruening taught at Concordia University, Irvine.
And somewhere along the way he also learned to sing.