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In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Brad S. Gregory, author of the new book Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World, and Mark Noll, author of Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, engage in a conversation about the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century and its continued impact on today's world.
Brad S. Gregory is Dorothy G. Griffin Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Notre Dame. His research centers on Christianity in the Reformation era (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries), including magisterial Protestantism, radical Protestantism, and Roman Catholicism approached comparatively and cross-confessionally. He also explores the long-term ideological influences and institutional consequences of the Reformation era on the making of the modern Western world.
Mark Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His research concerns the history of Christianity in the United States and Canada. He is currently working on a book that tries to combine two large narratives about the Bible in American history: first, the rise and decline of a biblical civilization defined mostly by activistic, British-origin Protestants; and, second, the ever widening diversity of Bibles, biblical uses, and other sacred Scriptures in a liberal America open to Christian believers of all kinds as well as the adherents of many other authoritative religious texts
“Conversations at the Newberry” is generously sponsored by Sue and Melvin Gray.
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This program is part of Religious Change, 1450 - 1700, a multidisciplinary project exploring how religion and print made the medieval world modern. The project is generously supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.