Enduring Trends and New Directions
“Enduring Trends and New Directions: A Conference on the History of American Christianity in Honor of Mark Noll”
"Enduring Trends and New Directions" honors the career of Mark Noll through reflecting on his work in the history of American Christianity while also looking forward to new directions in the field. Panels on the history of American Christianity in the colonial era, the 19th and 20th centuries and the recent history of World Christianity anchor the conference. Round table discussions on "The Evangelical Mind" and on the writing of "Grand Narratives" in US religious history will feature commentary from scholars such as George Marsden, Catherine Brekus, Tommy Kidd, and Darren Dochuk. Books & Culture editor John Wilson will also host a lunchtime interview of Dr. Noll. The conference concludes with the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism's Seminar in American Religion on Saturday, April 1st, which explores John McGreevy's latest work, American Jesuits and the World.