Over at Religion and Politics, Eric C. Miller talks with historian Mark Noll about the definition of evangelicalism. Noll is the editor of a recent book on the subject (co-authored with George Marsden and David Bebbington) titled Evangelicals: Who They Have Been, Are Now, and Could Be. Here is a taste: R&P: Your co-editor David Bebbington … Continue reading Mark Noll on the Definition of Evangelicalism
Last Spring the Notre Dame University History Department held a conference on the work of American religious historian Mark Noll. Ben Wetzel and Kathryn Rose Sawyer have a piece on the conference in the newsletter of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism. Here is a taste: In the 1970s, the subfield of … Continue reading Nollapalooza Wrap-Up
Daniel Silliman, tweeter extraordinaire, got this photo at today’s conference honoring Mark Noll.
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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
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?
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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
In Spring 2017, Notre Dame will be hosting a conference to honor the work and career of historian Mark A. Noll. Learn more about it here. Speakers include David Bratt, George Marsden, David Bebbington, Molly Worthen, Thomas Kidd, Tal Howard, John Wilson, John McGreevy, Harry Stout, Tom Tweed, Catherine Brekus, Darren Dochuk and Albert Raboteau.
Liz Covart, the host of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, talks with Notre Dame University historian Mark Noll about his most recent book In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492-1783. Here is a taste of what you will discover in this episode: The role the Bible played in the … Continue reading Mark Noll Visits “Ben Franklin’s World”
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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…."
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, 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*
Dan Turello of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress interviews University of Notre Dame historian Mark Noll. Noll is a member of the Library of Congress’s Scholar’s Council. Here is a taste: Just over 20 years ago, you published a book that made waves, titled “The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.” … Continue reading Library of Congress Interview with Mark Noll
Noll lecture at Westmont College. And a nice introduction by Rick Pointer.
From From Every Tribe and Nation: A Historian’s Discovery of the Global Christian Story: A crude statement of how I would read my own life goes as follows. From internalizing such preaching about what I needed to do in order to be saved, I experienced existentially Martin Luther’s message about what God had endured in order … Continue reading Mark Noll Reads His Own Life
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
Mark Noll of the University of Notre Dame has won this year’s Lilly Fellows Program Book Award for Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind. Here is a description of the award: The biennial Lilly Fellows Program Book Award honors an original and imaginative work from any academic discipline that best exemplifies the central … Continue reading Mark Noll Wins Lilly Fellows Book Award