Brad S. Gregory

Brad S. Gregory


Dorothy G. Griffin Professor of Early Modern European History

Graduate Program Field

European History


Early Modern Europe; Intellectual; Religious


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996
M.A., University of Arizona, 1989
Lic., Philosophy, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 1987
B.S., Utah State University, 1985
B.A., Catholic University of Leuven, 1984

Research and Teaching Interests

My principal research interests center on Christianity in the Reformation era (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries), including magisterial Protestantism, radical Protestantism, and Roman Catholicism approached comparatively and cross-confessionally. I am also concerned to understand the long-term ideological influences and institutional consequences of the Reformation era on the making of the modern Western world. Another of my areas of research and interest is methodology and theory in the understanding of religion and history.


Selected Publications:

The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, forthcoming fall 2011).
Co-editor, with Alister Chapman and J. R. D. Coffey, Seeing Things Their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009).
"Reforming the Reformation: God's Truth and the Exercise of Power," forthcoming in Reforming Reformation, ed. Thomas Mayer (Aldershot, U.K. and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate).
"No Room for God? History, Science, Metaphysics, and the Study of Religion," History and Theory, 47 (2008): 495-519.
"Anabaptist Martyrdom: Imperatives, Experience, and Memorialization," in Anabaptism and Spiritualism, 1524-1700, ed. John D. Roth and James M. Stayer (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2007), pp. 467-506.


Hiett Prize in the Humanities, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2005
Kaneb Teaching Award, College of Arts and Letters, Notre Dame, 2005

Contact Information

Office: 461 Decio
Phone: 574.631.6615

Mailing Address:
Department of History
219 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556