Tuesday, May 8, 4:30 PM
The Unintended Reformation
Brad Gregory, University of Notre Dame
Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame
Rachel Fulton Brown, University of Chicago
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Co-sponsored by the Department of History and The Early Modern Workshop
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In his latest book, The Unintended Reformation, Brad Gregory identifies the unintended consequences of the Protestant Reformation and traces how it has shaped the modern condition. He argues that hyperpluralism, an absence of a shared sense of the common good, and the triumph of consumerism are each the long-term effects of a distinctive religious movement that marked the end of a period of history in which Christianity provided a framework for a shared intellectual, social, and moral life in the West.
Brad Gregory is the Dorothy G. Griffin Associate Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Notre Dame. His 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.
Mark A. Noll is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Noll’s research concerns mostly the history of Christianity in the United States and Canada. His recent books include Protestantism–A Very Short Introduction and The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith.
Rachel Fulton Brown is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Chicago. Her research and teaching focus on the intellectual and cultural history of Europe in the Middle Ages, with particular emphasis on the history of Christianity and monasticism in the Latin West. She is author of History in the Comic Mode: Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person.