Andreas Pietsch is an early modern historian. He is currently research fellow at the 'Exzellenzcluster' "Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures" at Muenster University (Germany).
His current book project concerns Christian religiosity outside (or more precisely: beyond) traditional churches. It studies the so-called Family of Love, with a special emphasis on its long-term (16th-18th century) textual tradition as a particularly interesting example of nicodemism and confessional ambiguity. His interests range from theological discourses to the material history of books and prints. Earlier research interests concerned intellectual history and censorship, specifically the Roman Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index.
His first book, published in 2012, concerned the controversial 17th-century French scholar Isaac La Peyrère and religious dissent in the Republic of Letters.