Professor; Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair in European History
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- Ph.D., Princeton University
- Time Period(s)
- Early Modern
- Intellectual, Religious
- Britain, Europe
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.
The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 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.