Notre Dame professor co-edits book on history of religion

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Brad S. Gregory

Brad S. Gregory, Dorothy G. Griffin Associate Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Notre Dame, has co-edited “Seeing Things Their Way,” a collection of essays that aims to bridge the gap between intellectual history and the history of religion.

Noting that while religious history and intellectual history both are dynamic fields of contemporary historical study, historians of ideas and of religion too often have paid little attention to one another’s work, the book’s editors and contributors urge intellectual historians to explore the religious dimensions of ideas and, at the same time, commend the methods of intellectual history.

Published by the University of Notre Dame Press, the book is co-edited by Alister Chapman, assistant professor of history at Westmont College, and John Coffey, professor of early modern history at the University of Leicester. Contributors include Anna Sapir Abulafia, Willem J. Van Asselt, David W. Bebbington, James E. Bradley, Howard Hotson, Richard A. Muller, and Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at Notre Dame.

Gregory’s primary teaching and research interests concern the history of Christianity in late Medieval and early modern Europe, including Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and radical Protestantism, as well as the long-term effects of the Reformation era on subsequent Western history.

Gregory’s first book, “Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe,” published in 1999, received six book awards. In 2005 he was the inaugural winner of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, an award given to the outstanding mid-career humanities scholar in the United States.

Gregory earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain, his master’s degree from the University of Arizona and his doctorate from Princeton University.

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