Mark Noll Defines Evangelicalism

Here is a taste of the esteemed evangelical historian‘s article at the blog of the National Association of Evangelicals: The conceptual challenge from scholars poses a more basic challenge than the simplistic equation of evangelicalism and right-wing politics. In 1989 the British historian David Bebbington provided a succinct definition in his book, “Evangelicalism in Modern … Continue reading Mark Noll Defines Evangelicalism

Mark Noll: “Martin Luther Where Are You?

Writing at LaCroix International, a Catholic website, Villanova theologian Massimo Faggioli argues that the “political legacy of the Reformation” has been “absorbed largely by white evangelicalism, which has given political support and theological justification to Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ platform.” Midway through the piece Faggioli refers to the work of evangelical historian Mark Noll: In a … Continue reading Mark Noll: “Martin Luther Where Are You?

Mark Noll Talks Trump, Hawkins, and the Evangelical Mind

Check out this interview with Noll at The Wheaton Record, the student newspaper of Wheaton College.  As many of you know, Noll taught at Wheaton for 27 years before moving to Notre Dame for the final decade of his teaching career.  In this wide-ranging interview Noll talks about Donald Trump’s election, the Larycia Hawkins case at Wheaton, … Continue reading Mark Noll Talks Trump, Hawkins, and the Evangelical Mind

Mary Beth Connolly: "A Historian Walks into a Religion and Theology Conference and…."

Cross-posted from One Solid ComfortIn another post from the floor of the American Academy of Religion annual meeting, Mary Beth Connolly discusses her experience as a historian at a religion conference.  This post was originally written for her blog One Solid Comfort.  We appreciate Mary Beth allowing us to publish it here. For Mary Beth’s previous cross-listed post … Continue reading Mary Beth Connolly: "A Historian Walks into a Religion and Theology Conference and…."

Mary Beth Connolly Checks In With Some Thoughts on the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

Cross-posted from One Solid ComfortMary Beth Connolly teaches history at Purdue University-North Central and was formerly Assistant Director of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts at Valparaiso University.  She is the author of Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community. We are thrilled to … Continue reading Mary Beth Connolly Checks In With Some Thoughts on the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

Tim Lacy Weighs-In On Mark Noll’s *Scandal of the Evangelical Mind*

Tim Lacy, one of the catalysts behind the revival of American intellectual history in the United States, has finally had a chance to read The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Mark Noll’s love letter to his fellow evangelicals urging them to love God with their intellects.  Here is a taste of his recent post on … Continue reading Tim Lacy Weighs-In On Mark Noll’s *Scandal of the Evangelical Mind*

Mark Noll on the Future of Evangelicalism and Ecumenism

Last night I started reading Richard Lints‘s edited collection Renewing the Evangelical Mission. Lints has brought together an impressive group of evangelical thinkers to celebrate the life and career of Gordon-Conwell Seminary theologian David Wells.  Authors include Miroslav Volf, Os Guiness, J.I. Packer, and Kevin Vanhoozer.  I have not finished reading it yet, but so … Continue reading Mark Noll on the Future of Evangelicalism and Ecumenism