Matthieu Arnold has been Professor of Modern and Contemporary Church History  at the Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Strasbourg since September 1, 1997. He directs the Research Group on Religious Non-Conformists of the 16th and 17th Centuries. From 2002 to 2007 he was a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.

Since 2006, Arnold has been the Director of Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie religieuses, and since 1997 the Editor in Chief of Positions luthériennes: Théologie, histoire, spiritualité, which presents texts by and about Luther in French as well as many scholarly studies on the Lutheran tradition and ecumenical documentation.

Arnold is also the author of more than sixty works, of which thirteen are monographs, and more than three hundred scholarly articles. Some of his works deal with the Protestant Reformation, especially Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Martin Bucer, and others with Western Christianity in the first half of the twentieth century.

In the Reformation anniversary year of 2017 Arnold has released a biography of Martin Luther (published by Fayard and winner of the Prix Pierre-Antoine Bernheim de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) as well as the second volume of the Oeuvres (Works) of Martin Luther, in collaboration with Marc Lienhard (published by Bibliothèque de la Pléiade). He was commissoner of the exhibit “The Winds of the Reformation: Luther 1517,” which was at the Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire in Strasbourg from March to June 2017.

Link to the award ceremony of the Prix Pierre-Antoine Bernheim